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4 Star Starred
Stone Soup Theatre's Downstage
4029 Stone Way North Seattle, WA 98103
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8 reviews
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attended Nov 05 2010

The plays fit well together and the stories, staging, and acting were excellent. I didn't find them laugh-out-loud funny but many in the audience were laughing so maybe I just have a higher threshold for LOL.

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attended Oct 30 2010

Both one-act plays were laugh-out-loud funny. It was an enjoyable, interesting evening and I will definitely recommend the plays to friends.

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attended Nov 14 2010

This was our first time at this tiny theater. Who even knew it was there?! These two plays were so funny and, being written by Tom Stoppard, so linguistically deft.Go with an alert mind and laugh out loud!

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Quotes & Highlights

“A comedy satire of delightful quality and great fun…" —New York Post


In The Real Inspector Hound, two theatre critics, Birdboot & Moon attend a performance of a British, who-dunnit. The mystery is set in the 1920s at a weekend party at Muldoon Manor, where all roads lead in, but not out. The party guests assemble for bridge and the police announce on the radio that an escaped madman is on his way towards the Manor. As the mystery continues with unexpected shootings and red herrings, Birdboot and Moon become increasingly more involved in the production’s actual action, eventually finding themselves characters in the play. Enter the Real Inspector Hound to crack the case and in glorious Stoppard fashion, everyone’s identities are questioned and the solution to the mystery is entirely unexpected!

The Boundary (co-written by Clive Exton), a perfect companion piece to Inspector Hound with its farcical look at murder and the English language, opens with two men whose main ambition is creating the ultimate dictionary as they return to their office and find their life‟s work in disarray. Mystery and intrigue ensue when they discover something unsavory underneath the shambles of the office and realize the definitions have also been altered. Now, if only they can find the page with the definition of murder…

Directed by Zachariah Robinson, both plays promise a fulfilling evening of mystery and intrigue as well as deep belly laughs!

About the Ticket Supplier: Stone Soup Theatre

Seattle's only one-act theatre plus company dedicated to the preservation of the one-act play. Stone Soup presents five professionally mounted productions per year, youth and adult conservatory training, summer camps, and after school programs. Stone Soup is a part of the 4Culture Touring Arts Roster with a Greek Myth Assembly Tour.