Sunday, February 19, 2017

Shear Madness Resumes Performances at the Kennedy Center

From our friends at the Kennedy Center...

The smash-hit John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts production of Shear Madness, the uproarious whodunit that holds the Guinness world record as the longest-running play in America, resumes performances tonight, January 31, in the Kennedy Center Theater Lab, following a brief hiatus. With over 3.3 million people attending the Kennedy Center production alone, the play has been enjoyed by more than 12 million people worldwide. Originally opening at the Kennedy Center on August 12, 1987 for a 12-week run, the hilariously zany production is still going strong.

This popular comedy mystery in which the audience solves the crime is filled with up-to-the-minute references and new clues that deliver a different show every night and keep audiences coming back for more. Directed by and designed by Bruce Jordan, the cast includes Sarah Corey (Barbara DeMarco), Cornelia Hart (Mrs. Shubert), Brad Letson (Tony Whitcomb), Bob Lohrmann (Eddie Lawrence), Aaron Shields (Nick O’Brien), and Chris Stinson (Mike Thomas.)

This spring, longtime fans and new audiences alike will have the chance to catch a new killer cast get in on the antics. Beginning March 6th, the Shear Madness salon will be inhabited by Cory Cunningham (Eddie Lawrence), Kay Kerimian (Barbara DeMarco), Zack Powell (Mike Thomas), Jamie Smithson (Nick O’Brien), Holly C. Vagley (Mrs. Shubert), and Wood Van Meter (Tony Whitcomb.)

An international phenomenon, Shear Madness has had 111 productions worldwide with more than 67,000 performances, and has been performed in a host of cities including Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Paris, Reykjavik, Rome, Tel Aviv, Melbourne, Johannesburg, and Seoul. In the United States, the play is currently delighting audiences in New York and Boston.

Ticket Information:
Performances for Shear Madness are Tuesday through Friday evenings at 8:00 PM, Saturdays at 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM, and Sundays at 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Tickets from $50 are on sale through the Kennedy Center website, in-person at the Kennedy Center box office, or by calling (202) 467-4600 or (800) 444-1324.

Funding Credits:
Capital One® is the Presenting Sponsor of Comedy at the Kennedy Center.