Florida's Asolo Theatre Trades Horror for Murder, Opening Nov. 29 | Playbill

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News Florida's Asolo Theatre Trades Horror for Murder, Opening Nov. 29 Asolo Theatre Company presents Murder by Misadventure, replacing an announced Sherlock Holmes-themed play called West End Horror, opening Nov. 29 following previews from Nov. 26.

Edward Taylor penned the comic thriller, directed by Barbara Redmond. It plays the same dates Horror was to run, to Jan. 11, 2004.

"Despite their success as television crime writers, Harold Kent has tired of his liquor-loving partner Paul Riggs and wishes to dissolve the association," according to the Asolo. "But Riggs, the acknowledged 'brains' of the operation, doesn't exactly share Kent's enthusiasm at the prospect of striking out on his own. The lines between victim and killer soon become blurred as both men scheme to protect their livelihoods — and their lives — in this hilarious and ingenious thriller."

The cast includes David Breitbarth (as Harold Kent), Patrick James Clarke (as Paul Riggs), Stephen Johnson (as Police Inspector Egan) and Carolyn Michel (as Emma Kent).

Performances play the Harold E. and Esther M. Mertz Theatre, Florida State University Center for the Performing Arts, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, in Sarasota, Florida.

Tickets range $15-$45. For information, call (941) 351 8000 or (800) 361-8388 or visit www.asolo.org.

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