MONMOUTH — Season 46 continues at TAM with Tom Stoppard’s whodunit satire, “The Real Inspector Hound” opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at Theater at Monmouth. A parody of the Agatha Christie-style parlor mystery, “The Real Inspector Hound” explores the thin line between the audience and the stage, as Stoppard fractures reality and life imitates art. Of the 1968 production The Guardian wrote, “Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound is a witty and delicious parody of the fog bound whodunit,” according to a TAM news release.

“The Real Inspector Hound” features Mark S. Cartier as Moon; Bill Van Horn as Birdboot; Janis Stevens as Mrs. Drudge; Jordan Coughtry as Simon Gascoyne; Anna Doyle as Felicity Cunningham; Nisi Sturgis as Cynthia Muldoon; Michael Dix Thomas as Major Magnus Muldoon; Andy Blaustein as Inspector Hound, and Alan Estes as Dead Body. Set design by Dan Bilodeau, costumes by Grier Coleman, lights by Stephen Jones, and sound by Rew Tippin.

The preview begins at 7:30 p.m. July 30; the production opens at 7:30 p.m. July 31. Additional performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4, 8, 14 and 20; 1 p.m. Aug. 1, 9 and 21; 7 p.m. Aug. 16. with post-show talk-back. Tickets cost $10-$30. For more informtion, call 933-9999 or visit www.theateratmonmouth.org.


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