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Busman's Honeymoon Closing (Theater and Galleries) Member Picks Recommended The Short List (Theater)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through July 26 2009

Adapter Frances Limoncelli says good-bye to a much-loved writer in this fourth and final of Lifeline's plays based on Dorothy L. Sayers's murder mysteries. Limoncelli's finely honed her appreciation of the novelist's wit and erudition over the course of the series; Paul S. Holmquist's lovingly detailed staging does her script justice, lavishing attention on every look and gesture from Peter Greenberg as the lofty Lord Peter Wimsey, Jenifer Tyler as his brand-new bride, and Phil Timberlake as the fastidious valet. Their supercilious wit cloaks a deep care for others and highlights the cluelessness of the local bumpkins: a sweep protective of his chimneys, a cranky housekeeper, and a dithery church organist, also the niece of the deceased. The impeccable details include well-differentiated accents courtesy of dialect coach Elise Kauzlaric. --Laura Molzahn

Price: $10-$30

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