“The Real Inspector Hound & The Actor’s Nightmare”, an evening of one-act comedies by Tom Stoppard and Christopher Durang.
A hysterical parody of Agatha Christie, The Real Inspector Hound follows two second-string theater critics assigned to review a standard, melodramatic whodunit. What starts off as a typical writing assignment soon becomes anything but, as the reviewers get caught up in a mystery that curiously parallels the events they are watching unfold on stage. Written by four-time Tony-Award winning playwright Tom Stoppard, The Real Inspector Hound is a darkly comedic delight sure to appeal to fans of mystery and comedy alike. AND… A man finds himself trapped in his worst fear: being thrown on stage in a performance for which he has never rehearsed. The Actor’s Nightmare is an absurdist look at the world of theater is a delight for theater people, anxious people, and people who like to laugh.
July 23-25, 30, 31, and August 1 at 8pm; July 25-26 and August 1-2 at 2pm. $22-$27.50. Princeton Summer Theater, Hamilton Murray Theater, Princeton University. P.O. Box 183, Princeton, NJ, 08542. 1-(732) 997-0205. www.princetonsummertheater.org.