The Real Inspector Hound

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 to Sunday, October 27, 2013
Performance Showtimes: 
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 - 7:30pm
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 - 7:30pm
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 - 7:30pm
Sat, Oct 19, 2013 - 7:30pm
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 - 2:00pm
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 - 7:30pm
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 - 7:30pm
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 - 7:30pm
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 - 7:30pm
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 - 2:00pm

Written by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Desdemona Chiang

Director and UW alumna Desdemona Chiang takes on Tom Stoppard’s hilarious 1968 play-within-a-play, The Real Inspector Hound. Stoppard unveils his brilliant sense of the absurd in this Agatha Christie-style murder-mystery parody set at an isolated country manor. Theatre critics Moon and Birdboot are swept into the whodunit they are viewing and must navigate the satirical trappings set by mysterious strangers, a bitter love triangle and, of course, a madman on the loose! As the adage goes, “Dying is easy, comedy is hard!” This play was specifically selected so the talented third year UW Professional Actor Training Program (PATP) students can fine-tune their comedic acting skills.

A post-show talk will be held on Thursday, October 24.

Program for The Real Inspector Hound (PDF)


Creative Team: 
Desdemona Chiang Director
Julia Welch Scenic Design
Melinda Hare Costume Design
John Bernard Lighting Design
Andy Swan Sound Design
Jessica Stephens Stage Manager