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REVIEW: Park Square Kills It In Murder for Two

Park Square Theatre’s production of Murder for Two, which opened this evening, is a charming murder mystery musical comedy in the pantomime tradition. If you want more alliteration, it’s a funny fancy farce of fickleness and fanciful fare. The set is minimal, but the variety of charaters played by Andrea Wollenberg is legion and the investigation by Nic Delcambre’s Marcus Moscowicz is an entertaining way to spend the evening. Highbrow this is not, but it’s a pleasant chaser for dinner. Wollenberg and Delcambre’s singing voices are pleasant to listen to and the delivery agreeable.

As a showcase of what the still-new Andy Boss Thrust Stage can handle, Murder for Two shows both the strengths and the limitations. With action moving around the set so much (a feature of Randy Reyes’ excellent direction), it’s hard to not notice if you’re sitting behind one of the basement theatre’s support pillars. Theatregoers take note: If you do that once and aren’t happy, pick seats that are farther forward next time.

Basil Considine
Basil Considine is the Performing Arts Editor and Senior Classical Music and Drama Critic at the <em>Twin Cities Arts Reader</em>. He was previously the Resident Classical Music and Drama Critic at the <em><a href="">Twin Cities Daily Planet</a></em> and remains an occasional contributing writer for <em><a href="">The Boston Musical Intelligencer</a></em> and <em>The Chattanoogan</em>. He holds a PhD in Music and Drama from Boston University, an MTS in Sacred Music from the BU School of Theology, and a BA in Music and Theatre from the University of San Diego. Basil was named one of <em>Musical America</em>'s <a href="">30 Professionals of the Year</a> in 2017.