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— Julie McHale / Milwaukee County Post
Murder Is a Fine Art
Written by Jack Pachuta | Directed by Tom Marks
Libby LaBelle, art critic for the influential "Graphic News," uses her vitriolic columns to destroy the careers of many artists. A good review from Libby means instant success. A bad review could signal the end of the line for the career of even the most talented individual.
And Libby doesn't limit her critiques to the art world. She writes regularly and scathingly about the many social events she attends, panning the planning as well as the cuisine and wine selections. Over the years, her list of eminent enemies has grown. She's loved by her adoring fans and hated by the targets of her poisonous prose.
When it's announced that renowned impressionist artist Pete Casso plans to preview an upcoming exhibit at the Creative Connection Art Gallery, Libby makes a point of letting everyone know she'll be there to, once again, pen a negative review of Casso's latest masterpiece.
In the middle of her acerbic attack on both the artwork and the occasion, Libby collapses in a heap on the floor of the gallery. Her review is never printed.
Did someone take the opportunity to do away with her explosive expletives? And, what past indiscretions might have motivated the assailant? It will take a palette of investigative skills to solve the case and identify the murderer.
|Sharon Sharalike||Michelle Paura|
|Libby LaBelle||Keighley Sadler|
|Luigi Lambrusco||Tom Jenkins (May 1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th)
Jim Iaquinta (May 15th & 16th)
|Pete Casso||Hugh Blewett|
|Fiona Fakes||Kelly Pierce|
|Security Guard||Jack Pachuta (May 1st, 2nd, 8th & 16th)
Jim Huston (May 9th & 15th)
|Brett Cutler||Corey Jefferson Hagen|