Saturday, November 16, 2013

Spider's Web

Last night we went to Agatha Christie's Spider Web at Theatre in the Round.  In my opinion, I think it blew away everything we've seen there in the last year or so.  An excellent story with plenty of humor revolving around a body found in a house being rented by Clarissa Hailsham-Brown and her husband; a bit of name confusion, drugs, antiques, and lots of supposing.  Some great new actors, including Laura Anderson as Clarissa and Pierce Huxtable as Jeremy Warrender.  Laura was particularly good and her acting fit the Clarissa's character to a tee.  I don't think I was ever taken out of the character and I believed she was charming enough to lie about a murder and still have the sympathy of all the men in her life.  Even the bit parts such as Constable Jones (Grant Hooyer) were played for some humor that elicited open laughs as he stole snacks, was overly attentive to Clarissa, and engaged in a bit of the traditional British policeman walk ala Monty Python.

Eryn enjoyed all 2 hours and 20 minutes of it, finishing up close to midnight.  I've never seen her quite as awake after a late show.

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