There’s no better balm for a Minnesota winter than this comedic thriller for our surreal times! Park Square Theatre’s (PST’s) lively production of Jeffrey Hatcher’s new play, in which a close-knit band of thespians go online when a pandemic thwarts their annual scavenger hunt and acting gigs, is bound to bewilder and bemuse. During the group’s merry rounds of Zoom video calls, laced with riddles for you to solve, the characters begin to wind up dead, and all rush to find the killer before the next life is disconnected.
The plot thickens throughout four pre-recorded episodes (Arrival, What Nature Abhors, Who's Afraid of Stephen Sondheim, Mayhem). Each recorded episode opens with an introduction and closes with conversations featuring theater professionals (Warren Bowles, Aimee K. Bryant, Sun Mee Chomet, Bradley Greenwald, Jeffrey Hatcher, Michael-jon Pease), and mystery gurus (Pam Elliott, William Kent Krueger). During the fifth and final recording, Hatcher and others discuss the “hows,” “whys,” and “what-ifs” of this witty production.
Five recorded sessions released on Fridays, January 22–February 19 to observe on your own time. But be sure to pace yourself with this schedule in mind: The Actor’s Equity Association requires the first four recordings to be viewed no later than February 21, after which, they will no longer be available. The fifth and final recording will be available for viewing through March 30.
Offered in cooperation with the University of Minnesota Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Park Square Theatre.