Unlike police traffic stops, the theater is an appropriate setting to slap a face or ask “Art thou a demon sorcerer?” Enter a world where anything goes with today’s Groupon: for $34, you get an orchestra ticket to Perfect Crime (a $61 value), showing at the Snapple Theater.
Written by Warran Manzi, Perfect Crime has compelled and delighted audiences for 23 years with its thrilling plot and mysterious characters, earning the impressive distinction as the longest-running non-musical play in New York theater history. Actress Catherine Russell's juggernaut run in the lead role of Margaret Brent stretches back to the original performance in 1987, earning her the moniker “the Cal Ripken of Broadway.” Sit and spectate as she plays a Harvard-educated psychiatrist charged with killing her affluent British husband over and over for the last 23 years. The play also stars Saved by the Bell's George McDaniel as a deranged patient and All My Children's Richard Shoberg as the detective trying to figure out who committed murder and who stole his lip balm before the show.
Come up with your own catchily praiseful phrase as you sit at the Snapple Theater, an acoustically rich auditorium that offers the audience an intimate view, seating in recyclable chairs, and a $0.10 deposit in Michigan.
- Standard noir complications ensue with gunshots, mistaken identities, a silly romantic subplot, a crazy cross-dresser, and a creepy painting that purportedly holds all the answers. – Leaya Lee, New York magazine
- One of the great curiosities of New York theater, "Perfect Crime," a middlebrow murder mystery about a suspicious psychiatrist, has been so inconspicuous for so long that it has often seemed like an urban legend. – Jason Zinoman, New York Times