Written by Tom Stoppard Directed by Desdemona Chiang October 16-27Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse

Director and UW alumna Desdemona Chiang takes on Tom Stoppard’s hilarious 1968 play-within-a-play, The Real Inspector Hound. Stoppard unveils his brilliant sense of the absurd in this Agatha Christie-style murder-mystery parody set at an isolated country manor. Theatre critics Moon and Birdboot are swept into the whodunit they are viewing and must navigate the satirical trappings set by mysterious strangers, a bitter love triangle and, of course, a madman on the loose! As the adage goes, “Dying is easy, comedy is hard!” This play was specifically selected so the talented third year UW Professional Actor Training Program (PATP) students can fine-tune their comedic acting skills.

A post-show talk will be held on Thursday, October 24.

Resource Guide


Slideshow Photo Credit: Mike Hipple Photo Credit: Mike Hipple



Brianne A. HillCynthia
Amanda HilsonMrs. Drudge
Yesenia IglesiasMoon
Pankaj 'J' K Jha Birdboot
Darius Mousavi Hound
Jonathan Shue Magnus
Christian TelesmarSimon
Kimberly Nicole WoodFelicity

Creative Team

Desdemona ChiangDirector
Julia WelchScenic Design
Melinda HareCostume Design
John BernardLighting Design
Andy SwanSound Design
Jessica StephensStage Manager