The Tale of the Allergist's Wife: Midlife Meltdown Makes Sharp Comedy
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If Monty Python were tasked with rewriting an Agatha Christie murder mystery, the results wouldn't be half as funny as The Murder Room, where "murder most foul" becomes "mayhem most farcical." Mavis Templeton Hollister returns to Brynwood Cottage in northern England only to find her husband, Edgar, waiting to greet her ... which is slightly distressing, considering she was 99% sure she had killed him earlier. She quickly "finishes the job" but Edgar's disappearance kick-starts a remarkable zany chain of events. Plodding police inspectors, mysterious hidden compartments, dull-witted relations and noisy servants all make The Murder Room an utterly charming place to be. Now Bowie Community Theatre stages a fresh production of this "killer" comedy from prolific playwright Jack Sharkey. Learn More
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Very enjoyable play which provided ongoing laughter. The adult script was clever and brought back memories of Manhattan life. Well cast and superbly acted not only in speak but also facial expression. At first I was turned off by the set but after consideration and discussion with DH decided it truly captured the kitschy, tawdry, intended design. And the music was appropriate during scene changes.
A continual problem at this theatre is that some in the audience are unsophisticated and think they are at a movie theatre. Talking and rattling of wrappers is very annoying not only during the scene changes but also during the play itself. Perhaps a word at the beginning would serve well. It is embarrassing to have to correct adults. My 3 year old GD has better manners when attending a play.
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This play got bad reviews in both the Bay Weekly and the Bowie Blade, apparently written by the same person. I don't agree with the reviews -- my husband and I enjoyed it, and so did the people sitting near us. (A local couple and a man on a...continued