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.