Detective Game

Theater Wednesday, October 31

Widely considered to be the greatest whodunit in theatre history and hailed as a breakthrough in detective plays with its psychological thriller-style depth, Anthony Shaffer's Tony Award-winning Sleuth is the next work produced during American Stage's 2007-08 season. Set in a quant English country manor, Sleuth follows a successful mystery writer who lives in his own reality of plot twists and game-playing. After he lures his wife's lover to his home and convinces him to stage a robbery of her jewelry, the play becomes an intricate game of cat-and-mouse between the two tricky and intelligent adversaries, who attempt to out-maneuver and humiliate each other while concealing sinister motivations. With its fast-paced and clever dialogue, Sleuth is a must see for all mystery fans. Oct. 31-Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 8 p.m. Fri., 3 and 8 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun., American Stage, 211 Third St. S., St. Petersburg, $22 previews (Oct. 31-Nov. 1)/$35 opening night (Nov. 2)/$26-$32 general/$8.50 children ($10 student rush tickets available 10 minutes before curtain), 727-823-7529,

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