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The Curious Case of the Killer Crossword

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Puzzle-obsessed investigator Elliot Pendleton (“All information of importance can be found right here in the crossword”) is laying low in Winnipeg, seeking to escape his reputation as “the greatest detective ever known.” Of course, mystery and murder follow him here, forcing him to use his wordplay talents to solve the case of a bludgeoned showgirl.

A plucky cast of six locals plays out the noir-ish yarn, peppering a lightweight and mostly lame mystery with occasionally amusing throwaway lines. Sadly, the case isn’t any more challenging for the audience than it is for the private dicks.

— Brad Oswald

 

From the Fringe program:

Do you enjoy mystery and danger? Are you secretly pulled toward the seething, steamy haunts of Winnipeg at night?

Then follow master detective Elliot Pendleton and his less masterful partner as they try to solve their most baffling case.

A brilliant young dancer has been murdered and the sleuths are taunted by a killer obsessed with puzzles. Follow them as they enter a world of dance and death, where surprises wait behind every turn and dark laughter lurks in every shadow.

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 45 min

Tickets: $8

Discount Tickets: $7 for Students, Seniors, Kids (12 & under)

Warnings: Subject Matter

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