Photos by Brian Paulette

The Real Inspector Hound

by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Mark Robbins
August 31 – September 14, 2012

Union Station’s H&R Block City Stage

Gary Neal Johnson
Victor Raider-Wexler
Natalie Liccardello
Charles Fugate
Matt Weiss
Melinda McCrary
Emily Peterson
& Rusty Sneary

A very funny, somewhat absurdist take on the Mystery genre from the acclaimed, award-winning playwright Tom Stoppard. Those who caught The Mousetrap will see the same fine actors once again playing eccentric characters in a Christie-esque murder mystery. Only this time, the play is observed by a pair of equally eccentric theatre critics who muse on matters from the existential to the lustful, in between bouts of actually critiquing the performance. Things take a weird turn when the critics find themselves “pulled in” to the mystery in a very real way…

Director – Mark Robbins
Scene Design – Jim Misenheimer
Costume Design – Lauren Roark
Lighting Design – Douglas Macur
Sound Design –  Dan Warneke
Composer – Greg Mackender
Dramaturgy – Anna Marie Siegwarth
Stage Manager – Jim Mitchell

“…an amusing stroll through doors of perception.”
— Robert Trussell, The Kansas City Star (full review no longer available)

“Humorous whodunit”
— KCMetropolis (full review)