Audience responses

A show…that puts two of America’s favorite guilty pleasures together; a comedic murder mystery and a choose-your-own adventure book! The result is nothing short of a good time!

Spencer Howard, Artsy Fartsy Show “Art To Do” Blog

This parody of the detective story, most specifically those about Sherlock Holmes, has a highly literate and often very funny script.

Paulanne Simmons,  CurtainUp

This piece is interesting in part because of the comedy interwoven into the structure (a fun mix of parody and literary criticism), but more importantly the methodologies of how the story is told (using audience participation) are worth going to the play by themselves.

Stephen Tortora-Lee, The Happiest Medium

You’ve Ruined A Perfectly Good Mystery! wasn’t just the best play I’ve seen in Madison, it was one of the most enjoyable shows I have ever seen anywhere. Brilliant writing, incredible actors, and a visual experience that just really blew me away. I laughed so much.

Laurie Stark
Your Ill-Fitting Overcoat

I attended your show last with wife and friends. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. The play was clever, verbally delicious, energetic and fun. Congratulations to you and your co-author.

Having written two of Bantam’s Time Machine books, the first of which I co-wrote with a friend, and one Time Traveler book back in the ’80s, plus a bunch of similar short interactive pieces for one of Scholastic’s magazines, I know the genre well. You brought a silly freshness that the audience loved. Bravo!

Marc Kornblatt
Playwright and author
Refuge: 2009-2010 Julie Harris Playwright Award winner and
2010 Dayton Playhouse FutureFest audience favorite

In this choose-your-own-adventure play, no matter which what choice you make, it’s pretty much always going to be between awesome and hilarious.

Rob Matsushita
Playwright and filmmaker

You’ve Ruined a Perfectly Good Mystery! is perfectly good fun! An incredible mixture of Sherlock Holmes sleuthing, Mel Brooks style silliness, literary word play, and audience participation, the result is both ridiculous and raucous. A truly original concept, the play is executed with intelligence and abandon.

Gwendolyn Rice
Playwright and Director of Communications, Forward Theater Company

Theatre is rarely as fearless as what I watched last night, and nights like that are “as excellent as they are rare.”

Paul Kennedy


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