USU Eastern Press Release
“The Real Inspector Hound” Opens This Weekend
USU Eastern Theatre’s second production of fall semester, “The Real Inspector Hound,” opens this weekend, as two theatre critics watch a ludicrous setup of a country house murder mystery, in the style of a whodunit. By chance, they become involved in the action causing a series of events that parallel the play they are watching.
Directed by Corey Ewan, Ph.D., the short, one-act play by Tom Stoppard opens three weeks after Zombie Prom closed, with a “brisk” rehearsal period that put the college actors through their paces.
Hound tells the story of two feuding theatre critics, Moon and Birdboot, the first is a pompous and vindictive second stringer, the second, a stuffy philanderer, who are swept into the whodunit they are viewing.
In the tradition of Agatha Christie melodramas, fog envelops a group of people trapped in isolated Muldoon manor with a body hidden under a sofa, the arrival of a suspicious young man connected to the ladies in the house and the arrival of an inspector from Scotland Yard.
As mists rise around these potential victims Moon and Birdboot become dangerously implicated in the lethal activities of an escaped madman.
The cast is comprised of Eastern Utah Theatre veterans, Braden Nelson, Josh Bone and Joshua-David Zelasco, as well as talented freshman, Mackylin Rowe from Liberty Preparatory Academy, Jennifer Thomas of Granger High School, Josie Slade from Orem High School and Lesly Gaona from Pinevivew High School.
According to Ewan, this production will presented in a more intimate setting so patrons will want to get to the theatre early to get a seat for what the New York Times referred to as, “zanily, crazily funny,” and the New York Post wrote, “comedy satire of delightful quality.”
The play is presented in the Geary Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 15, 16, 21, 22, 23.