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Photo Flash: Judy's Beat Lounge at Piper's Alley Presents CLUED IN: AN IMPROVISED MURDER MYSTERY

The popular improvisers behind Clued-In: An Improvised Murder Mystery are returning toJudy's Beat Lounge in the Second City Training Center Thursdays in April and May bringing back their thrilling and fast-paced "whodunit" in the style of some of the greatest mystery writers of our time.

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 some of Chicago's most notable genre improvisers. The show will be returning for a limited runperforming every Thursday in April and May at 8:30 p.m. and every Saturday in June at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $13 ($11 for students, and $7 for Second City Training Center students). You can purchase tickets online at www.SecondCity.com, over the phone at (312) 337-3992.

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, named the Chicago Reader's "Best Improv Troupe" in 2016 which will be celebrating it's fifth anniversary in July at The Annoyance Theatre in Lakeview. 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) among others.



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