Clued In: An Improvised Murder Mystery | Judy's Beat Lounge, Second City Training Center | Improv/Sketch | Chicago Reader

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When: Saturdays. Continues through April 8 2017

The Clued In cast and crew return to the Beat Lounge for another round of this Agatha Christie-inspired improvised whodunit. While the setting of “bar” suggested on the night I attended could have been bland, the cast created a kooky, clever world around a Berlin bar called the Drunken Maiden, steeped in “World War One and a Half” history. After former fighter pilot Tony, played with unbridled panache by Bruce Phillips, was found dead in the bathroom/distillery, detective duties fell on the mysterious inspector with a penchant for puns, played by an observant and playful C.J. Tuor. Bringing a flashback-filled plot full circle in under an hour isn’t necessarily feasible, but the cast had infectious fun doing it. Caleb George won for best German accent and Laura Marsh recalled Seinfeld’s Mrs. Costanza with her well-timed theatrics. —Marissa Oberlander

Price: $13


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