Shear Madness

Multiple dates

Manoa Valley Theatre is proud to present a hilarious who-dun-it comedy that's been running continuously for the past 37 years in the US live on stage from May 3-20. When the landlady who lives above a unisex hair salon is murdered, the audience gets involved in solving the crime by openly questioning the strange array of characters and attempting to solve the crime. All are suspect: the flamboyant hairdresser, the flirty yet ditzy assistant, the prim and proper uptight matron and an older fellow who is a "used antiques dealer." Much of the humor revolves around topical references to current events. It keeps every audience laughing as they try to out with the suspects and catch the killer. New clues and up to the minute improvisation deliver a different show every night. Shear Madness is listed in the Guiness Book of World Records as the longest running play in the history of the USA and has enjoyed productions staged all over the world.

The production will run May 3-20. Show times are Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 4 p.m. Tickets are $40. Seniors and military are admitted for $35, youth 25 years old and younger are $22. Minimum age is 12. Call 988-6131 or purchase tickets online at Tickets are also available at all military ticket outlets. The play is performed in two acts with one intermission. The theatre will be set up in cabaret style seating and table service will be provided. The running time with intermission is approximately two and a half hours.

First-come, first-serve seating will begin one hour prior to the performance during which time light food and beverages may be purchased and consumed on site. No outside refreshments are allowed.

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