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Nox Arca Theatre
Chicago, IL
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Death & Pretzels is proud to present the world premiere of local playwright, Alex Butschlis A Murder Most Novel, a live radio play, directed by Madison Smith.

From the case files of the brilliant and handsome detective, Max Forthright comes A MURDER MOST NOVEL! The legendary gumshoe and his tenacious partner in crime-stopping, Bernadette Hargreaves, will encounter their most dangerous case yet: hosting a dinner party!  But this party meant to celebrate the publishing of Max Forthrights memoirs turns deadly when his guests begin turning up dead! How will the master detective uncover the murderer when he was the one who invited all the suspects? Danger! Intrigue! Sensuality! Garden pest removal tips! Gather around your radio set and stoke your fireplace for yet another thrilling adventure tale of Max Forthright and Bernadette Hargreaves! Featuring live foley and original music, join us at KCDP studio circa 1944 to see these seasoned radio performers in action.

Guy Wicke
Elaina Henderson
Steve Bryant
Nick Strauss
Taylor Toms
Elliot Lerner
Katie Incardona
Grant Alsup
Foley Artist and Accompaniest Andrew Milliken
Assistant Foley Artist Lili Bjorklund

Playwright Alex Butschli, Director Madison Smith, Stage Manager Lili Bjorklund, Original Music by Andrew Milliken, Lighting Design by Charles Blunt, Poster Design by Bridget Vacha, Production Photography by Steve Bryant

Preview Performances: Thursday, November 7th &  Friday, November 8th
Press Invited Opening: Saturday, November 9th
Closing: Saturday, December 14th

NOTE: A Murder Most Novel will be CLOSED the week of Thanksgiving - November 25th - 30th, and reopens in December.

Running Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30pm at Nox Arca Theatre in Ravenswood. (4001 N. Ravenswood #405 Chicago, Illinois 60613). The venue is BYOB, wheelchair accessible, there is free parking on Ravenswood.

About Death & Pretzels:

Death & Pretzels is a Chicago based theater company dedicated to exploring oddity, antiquity and ensemble built experiences; we have a vested interest in producing works that are long-forgotten, oft-neglected or out-of-the box. We strive to create theater you can't see anywhere else. D&P was born in April of 2014 when a group of artists came together to collaborate on a production of S. Ansky's The Dybbuk, a 100 year old Yiddish ghost story. D&P's first production ignited a passion for stories told through a strong ensemble, featuring bold, interesting female characters and themes often centered around the occult, religion and the exploration of the unknown. With their focus on new works, D&P has been lucky enough to present the Chicago premieres of Chiara Atik's Women, Steve Yockey's very still & hard to see, Adam Harrell's The Basement Company, Brendan Bourque-Sheil's The Book of Maggie, the United States premiere of James Odin Wade's Helmut's Big Day, and the world premieres of Paul Pasulka's Gruoch, or Lady Macbeth and the musical comedy, Musical Therapy, by Joey Katsiroubas and Dan Hass.


Nox Arca Theatre (View)
4001 N Ravenswood
Chicago, IL 60613
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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