2017-03-15 / Arts & Entertainment News

Florida Rep’s “Shear Madness” extended to April 2

Florida Rep’s “Shear Madness” has extended its nearly sold-out run to April 2, setting an 11-week record for the theater. For its final week, Lisa McMillan will join the cast. She is currently appearing in the New York production.

“Shear Madness” is the longest running non-musical in American theater history, and is still playing in Boston and Washington, D.C, after more than 30 years, “Shear Madness” has been seen by over 11 million people worldwide. Directed by Bruce Jordan, the play’s co-creator and original director, Florida Rep’s production opened on Jan. 20, and tickets have been scarce for more than two months.

This murder mystery was voted “Best Comedy of the Year” in Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, and is now playing in New York to rave reviews. In “Shear Madness” chaos erupts at a not-so-typical hair salon when the old lady upstairs is mysteriously murdered and everyone is a suspect. Unlike any other murder mystery, in “Shear Madness” the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects and solve the mystery. The outcome is never the same and no two performances are alike.

“Shear Madness” features an all-star cast including Sara Morsey (“Becky’s New Car,” “Dividing the Estate”) and New York-based actors Danny Bernardy, seen recently at the Kennedy Center; Timothy C. Goodwin, from the New York production of the play; and Jennifer

Byrne and Jonathan Wiener. Also appearing is Florida Rep acting intern Brady Wease, making his ArtStage debut. Ms. McMillan will replace Florida Rep ensemble member Sara Morsey during the final week.

Regular performances are Tuesday- Saturday at 8 p.m. with matinees on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Priced at $52/$45, single tickets are now on sale through the box office at 332-4488 and online at www.floridarep.org.

Florida Repertory Theatre performs in the Historic Arcade Theatre and the ArtStage Studio Theatre on Bay Street between Jackson and Hendry with limited free parking in the Fort Myers River District. ¦

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