Audiences are in for a bundle of laughs, as well as straight out amazement, that these two multi-talented actors, Mark Schenfisch and Andrea Wollenberg, are able to fully inhabit this two-person tour de force—AND be their own orchestra. The dual piano playing is impressive — and Andrea’s deft, distinct transformations into a vast array of “suspects” are a wonder. (I especially loved the “kids.”)
Both these actors have played these roles before, with other theatres. Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair’s clever script singles out such dual-talents. I’m sure each brought insights and bits from previous productions and mixed them with director Rob Roznowski’s imaginative staging and choreography — occasionally breaking the fourth wall to great effect. The set (Bartley Bauer) is appropriately spooky with off-kilter bookshelves that hide fun props (Michelle Raymond.)
The show is about an hour and a half. Even though there’s no intermission, take time to check out the wonderful pottery art for sale in the back lobby before or after the show.
ALSO, (I imagine taking advantage of the grand piano loaned by Reeder Pianos) Williamston is offering “An Evening of Intimate Jazz” with Jeff Kressler on keyboard and Elizabeth Kunc on vocals 7pm Sunday, August 13. Tickets $50 and $30.
Make your reservations NOW for Murder for Two. It was sold out tonight and deserves to be sold out for the rest of the run - through August 20.