The Real Inspector Hound & The Boundary by Tom Stoppard

Stone Soup Theatre
4035 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

A play within a play, Inspector Hound blurs the lines between the world both onstage and off. 2 theatre critics attend a performance of a British, 'who-dunnit.' The mystery is set in the 1920's at a weekend party at Muldoon Manor, where 'all roads lead in, but not out'. The guests assemble for bridge while police announce via radio that an escaped madman is on his way towards the Manor. As the mystery continues with unexpected shootings and red herrings, the critics become 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, 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, including the page with the definition of murder...

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