“The Tangled Snarl,” ReviewPlays.com

Review Plays.com The Tangled Snarl Murder Me Once Fremont Center Theatre “Who Done It’s” have been a staple in entertainment since the first time the curtain rose back in the ancient days of the cave people. And in most cases, the plot keeps you guessing until the very end, when you discover the butler did it. There’s always been a master detective or a super sharp cop, a sexy dame who keeps the sleuth distracted from the real work, a sleazy hanger on who is a stooge for the real bad guy, and of course, the unexpected villain or villainess – however the author chose to write it. Not be outdone, The Freemont Centre Theatre has mashed up a couple of yarns featuring Spuds Idaho, a master of detection that could rival the best Mickey Spillane private eye or even National Public Radio’s Guy Noir. Spoofing the old genre, where the hero does a running commentary of the action, Spuds runs into nefarious characters and gorgeous women, making sure to come up with scandalous similes and murderous metaphors to describe his predicaments. When he first meets grieving widow Leslie Detweiler, he tells the audience she’s “a woman with a heavenly body that made you want to get an ‘A’ in astronomy”. When he meets Myra Fontaine, the widow of Coins Fontaine, he utters that this is “a woman with...

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