|Writers’ Theatre presents|
|The Detective’s Wife|
|Written by Keith Huff
Directed by Gary Griffin
at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon, Glencoe (map)
EXTENDED thru August 7th | tickets: $60 | more info
Reviewed by Katy Walsh
A widow is silenced by her husband’s murder. She isn’t so much an unwilling participant in a hush-up, but more like, the tragic circumstances have rendered her speechless. She has lost her voice! As she starts poking around for answers to solve the mystery, her kids start to believe that she has lost her mind too. Writers’ Theatrepresents the world premiere of The Detective’s Wife. A police officer reopens a 1988 case for investigation. He’s fatally shot. An avid mystery reader, his wife is determined to find his killer. Agnes has devoured enough sleuth novels to proudly wear a badge of courage. She starts snooping around the police station, computer files and homicide scene. Her dead husband speaks to her with cryptic clues. She is obsessed! Her son, daughter, and doctor all prescribe a little rest and lots of medication. Her compliance blurs the lines of fiction and biographical. The Detective’s Wife entertains with a thrilling zest to crack the case of the framer’s husband.
Read the rest of review at Chicago Theater Beat.