Murder at the Howard Johnson’s

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Murder at the Howard Johnson’s

Murder at the Howard Johnson’s plays like an hour-long episode of Three’s Company: colorful polyester outfits, groan-inducing one-liners, hopelessly outdated gay innuendo. The comedy debuted on Broadway in 1979; it ran for three days. A used car salesman, his ditzy wife, and her dentist/lover take turns trying to kill each other in a HoJo’s over the course of three holidays. The acting is decent in 2nd Story’s brief production– Michael McAdam particularly stands out at the nebbish husband – but the absurdity never escalates and the physical comedy never approaches real farce. An unnecessary intermission only emphasizes the play’s slightness. Even the set design seems half-hearted.

March 05 2017


Date: March 5, 2017
Time: 2:30 pm
Cost: $35
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