<i>Dead Giveaway</i>

Photo by Elvin Moriarty

Location Info:

Theatre Suburbia
4106 Way Out W. Dr.
Houston, TX  77092
What if a literal skeleton, like, literally flew out of the closet and into your face? (Might as well assume the fetal position for life, right? Because that would be terrifying.) That’s one of the bizarro scenes in Dead Giveaway, a new play by Houston playwright Pat Cook. Theatre Suburbia’s 13-member cast and crew presents the murder mystery by Cook — author of The Legend Of Robin Hood, Sort Of and The Marquis Crossing Ladies Society’s First Attempt At Murder — via five fictitious “elderly spinsters” who are under investigation by an undercover police officer for hoarding dark secrets. Oh, and there’s this: Everyone keeps dying. Dead Giveaway, directed by Glenn Dodson with assistant-director touches by Dennis Porsnuk, was previously performed in Iowa in 2011.

8:30 p.m. Saturday. Also 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. April 30 and May 7. April 14 through May 13. For information, call 713-682-3525 or visit theatresuburbia.org. $13 to $16.

[Organizer's Description:]

"If there's any skeletons in the closet, I'll find them!" states Angie, who then opens a closet and has a skeleton literally fly in her face. This is one of the many surprises that faces Angie a "domestic engineer," hired by Dr. Hugh Bernard to "find out what's going on." Five elderly spinsters live in the same house and all apparently, hate each other. And what a group. There's Evelyn, who keeps acting out death scenes for Fiona, who's writing some sort of novel. Then there's Catherine, who keeps alluding to her "garden." And Beryl, who carries a pistol, unbeknownst to the doctor. And finally, there's Dinah a senior citizen Hell's Angel. What keeps these women together? And what dark secret are they all hiding? And why do they keep Dying? Find out in this comedy chiller, where you are not sure who or what to believe, who is really murdering who. And finally, what really happened to Jinx the cat?


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