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Photo Flash: First Look at Improv Murder Mystery CLUED IN at Second City's Beat Lounge


After a completely sold-out run in February, the popular improvisers behind Clued-In: An Improvised Murder Mystery has been invited back to The Beat Lounge in the Second City Training Center for an open run starting Saturday, May 14. The Beat Lounge is one of Second City's newest performance spaces, and will be a place for young talent to create humorous productions that are experimental, innovative and hilarious. One such show is an improv performance that is so's murder. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!

Clued In: An Improvised Murder Mystery is one act long form show that aims to deliver the intrigue of Agatha Christie with the skills of Chicago improvisers. The show will be a regular installation at the new theater, performing every Saturday at 9:00 p.m.

After getting a single suggestion from the audience, a cast of six professional comedians will designate a detective and create a tale of crime, secrets and scandals right before your eyes...but watch closely, the performers will keep track of facts, follow leads and come to a conclusion unlike any comedy experience you've seen before, all while using the tropes, character archetypes and influences of Agatha Christie and other defining detective genre devices.

Clued In: An Improvised Murder Mystery pulls from the same cast and creators of Hitch*Cocktails, the long-running improvised thriller that has been enjoying and open run for four years at The Annoyance Theatre in Lakeview. The new Piper's alley theater allows the performers to expand their brand of intelligent, witty comedy to a new venue.

The cast includes C.J. Tuor (UP Comedy Club, Second City Network), Cynthia Bangert (iO Theater Chicago), Caleb George (Hitch*Cocktails, Mission IMPROVable) and Bruce Phillips (Annoyance Theater, ComedySportz, Sideshow Theatre Company).

The Beat Lounge is located in Piper's Alley, 230 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60610. Regular Run Saturdays at 9:00 PM. All performances $13, $11 for students, and $7 for Second City Training Center students.

Photo Credit: Tyler Davis

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