The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard
October, 2004

   

The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard

A secluded English country manor house, ominous radio reports of a criminal on the loose, visitors behaving suspiciously, a relative with a shady past and an unidentified dead body hidden behind the sofa—these oh-so-familiar plot devices have been packed into this comic spoof of the whodunits popularized by Agatha Christie. Constructed as a play-within-a-play, The Real Inspector Hound opens with two competing theatre critics, Moon and Birdboot, settling into their seats ready to review the latest mystery. In time, both find themselves literally drawn into the comedy, playing roles leading to the climax of the plot when the murderer’s identity is revealed to all.

The Stage Center production was produced as part of the interdisciplinary program "Uncommon Detectives: Gender, Multiculturalism and Detective Fiction" offered on the NEIU campus in the fall of 2004. 

It's Cynthia's turn.
Are you sure?
MoonBirdboot
It's Cynthia's turn.
Shama Dardai, Jesse Menendez, Stephanie Tichenor

Are you sure?
Shama Dardai and Andy Berlien

I'll have montelimar.
Christopher Leonard and Patrick Garone


Cast of The Real Inspector Hound

Moon.............................Christopher Leonard

Birdboot.........................Patrick Garone

Mrs. Drudge...................Linnea Carrera

Simon.............................Jesse Menendez

Felicity...........................Stephanie Tichenor

Cynthia...........................Shama Dardai

Magnus..........................David Ropinski

Inspector Hound............Andy Berlien
  
 

Directed by Rodney Higginbotham
Stage Manager:  Martha Velazco

Scenic Designer/Technical Director        Robert G. Smith

Lighting Designer . John Rodriguez

Costume Designer        Elizabeth Shaffer

Sound Designer . Tom Dawson

Box Office Manager .. Eric Steier

Assistant Box Office Manager Brigid Blume

Cover Designer Jesse Menendez

Playbill Designer David Ropinski

Light Operator        Jamelia Crews

Sound Operator Stella Stephan

Prop Master . Carrie Peters

Prop Crew        Elias Morales

Set Crew        Theatre Practicum class




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