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Murder and Other Trivialities
Billed as “A play in 3 parts,” this comedy-drama concoction by local playwright/actor Gonzalo Riedel actually consists of three unrelated playlets, each in search of a larger context or cleaner resolution that might someday allow it to become a stand-alone work.
One deals with a nosy old codger’s scheme to turn a house-watching favour into a robbery/shakedown scheme when his drug-dealing neighbour goes out of town; the second involves a cop’s quick-witted grilling of a restaurant owner suspected of torching his own place; the last focuses on a cheating socialite’s poorly executed plan for a poison-laced dinner to make her a wealthy widow.
None is particularly complex, but fine performances by Riedel and castmates Colin Connor and Cynthia Wolfe-Nolin mine maximum fun from each scene.
— Brad Oswald
From the Fringe program:
A woman poisons her husband, who sputters and keels over but will not die. An old man strikes a deal with a drug dealer before attempting to steal his identity.
Despite their best efforts, people always screw up.
Perverse and funny, Murder and Other Trivialities is a double-feature about criminals and lowlifes, scumbags who put their own interests before all others, to hell with everyone else.
Director: Gonzalo Riedel
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 60 mins.
Discount Tickets: $8 for Matinees, Students, Seniors
Under 14 not admitted.
Warnings: Subject Matter, Language, Gunshots
Updated on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 3:41 PM CDT: