Two One-Act Comedies

The Actor’s Nightmare/The Real Inspector Hound

by Christopher Durang / by Tom Stoppard

Directed by Chris Browne

The Actor’s Nightmare: Having casually wandered onstage, George is informed that one of the actors has had an accident and he must replace him immediately. Apparently no one is sure of what play is being performed but George seems to find himself in the middle of a scene from Noel Coward play. As he fumbles through one missed cue after another the other actors shift to Shakespeare, then Beckett, and then a climactic scene from what sort of seems like it could be A Man for All Seasons?

The Real Inspector Hound: Feuding theatre critics Moon and Birdboot, the first a fusty philanderer and the second a pompous and vindictive second stringer, are swept into the whodunit they are viewing. In the hilarious spoof of Agatha Christie-like melodramas that follows, the body under the sofa proves to be a pivotal twist. As mists rise about isolated Muldoon Manor, Moon and Birdfoot become dangerously implicated in the lethal activities of an escaped madman.

Rated PG.

Tickets go on sale August 29th.