"The Real Inspector Hound" now showing in Jabara

By: Reiley Bartel, Online Editor

Murder, mystery and mayhem are all part of the newest offering by Newman’s theater department — “The Real Inspector Hound,” which will be performed today through Sunday.

The play follows the tale of two critics, played by junior Hunter Bartholomew and freshman Corbin Molina, who watch a murder mystery play but find themselves sucked into the plot.

The cast has been rehearsing for the play since Feb. 20 under the direction of Mark Mannette, Newman’s director of theatre.

Senior Austin Schwartz, who has been in college theatre for five years and also performed when he was in high school, is playing the titular role of Inspector Hound and said the play is not one that is meant to be taken seriously.

“I want people to know that they are free to laugh,” Schwartz said. “This show is fun, bizarre, and has some twists no one is expecting.”

Bartholomew, who plays the role of the critic named Moon, has been in theatre for eight years. He said that the play is guaranteed to keep the audience entertained.

“People should come see the show because there are so many twists and turns and it will keep audiences on the edge of their seats,” he said, “My favorite part of the play is just being able to work with my friends.”

The cast also includes junior Catherine Madison, senior Emily Maddux, freshman Isaac Iseman, sophomore Daniel Cubias, sophomore Diego Feitosa and senior Katy Messenger.

The play will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Jabara Flexible Theater. Tickets are free to students, $10 for adults and $5 for non-Newman students, military members, seniors and Newman faculty and staff.

PHOTO: Courtesy Photo, Austin Schwartz