One thing you might not expect to hear in the longest-running play in American history: a joke about Presidential candidate Donald Trump. But that—and a lot more—is exactly what you’ll get in the first-ever New York run of Shear Madness, the mystery-farce that’s run for years in Chicago, Boston, and other cities throughout the country. Updated to a new setting—a barbershop just down the street—and injected with a dose of topical humor, the play—which changes every night—retains the things that have made it a hit for years: a cast of oddball characters, plenty of whodunit spirit, and a bad guy that changes nightly based on what clues the audience uncovers. Perhaps this time, some of the hints will turn up in Trump’s hair.
About Shear Madness
Awarded “Best Comedy of the Year” seven times by the Boston Globe and winner of the award “Best Play of the Year” from both the Chicago Sun-Times and the Philadelphia Enquirer, Shear Madness has won the Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America and was inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame, the first play ever to receive that achievement.