“Accomplice” is a comedy-thriller, now running at local theatre STAGES. The unpredictable play was originally written by Rupert Holmes. It is a Broadway show and has an Edgar award under its belt.
The play starts with Janet and her lover’s plot to kill Janet’s husband. That is the only information given by the theatre.
Janet is described as a “sex-starved wife” on the flyer and that there are some mature content.
For the duration of the first act, the play fulfills the comedy aspect as Janet and her lover plot the murder. The thrill element is not particularly strong throughout the play, although there are several changes to the plot.
“Accomplice” is an award-winning play but it can be hard to follow the twists especially since so many of them happen in the second act. The constant changes keep the play interesting and make the end unpredictable.
STAGES may be a small theatre in comparison to Broadway but detail was not left out when the set was designed. The setting is in the living room of Janet and her husband’s. The small size of the theatre adds to the experience.
The actors stumbled on some lines but overall they were convincing. It was an entertaining play with a good mix of humor and moments of suspense.
STAGES is running “Accomplice” now until Nov. 2. The play runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for students and seniors. You can purchase tickets at stagesoc.org or from the box office at 400 E. Commonwealth Ave.
Michael J. Keeney
Destiny Dawn Osmialoski
Paul del Gatto
Director: David Campos