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SHEAR MADNESS Resumes Performances At The Kennedy Center

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts's production of Shear Madness, the uproarious "whodunit" that holds the Guinness World Record as the longest-running play in America, resumes performances tonight in the Theater Lab. The zany production, which opened at the Kennedy Center in August of 1987 for what was intended to be a 12-week run, has entertained more than 3.5 million people at the Kennedy Center and has been enjoyed by more than 12 million people worldwide.

This popular comedy mystery in which the audience solves the crime is filled with up-to-the-minute references and new clues that deliver a different show every night and keep audiences coming back for more. Directed and designed by Bruce Jordan, the cast includes Soneka Anderson (Barbara DeMarco), Danny Bernardy (Tony Whitcomb), Corey Cunningham (Nick O'Brien), Cornelia Hart (Mrs. Shubert), Zack Powell (Mikey Thomas), and Aaron Shields (Eddie Lawrence).

An international phenomenon, Shear Madness has had 115 productions worldwide with more than 68,000 performances and has been performed in a host of cities including Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Paris, Reykjavik, Rome, Tel Aviv, Melbourne, Johannesburg, and Seoul. In addition to the Kennedy Center, the play continues to delight audiences in Boston (now in its 38th year) and across the country.

Tickets from $56 are on sale through the Kennedy Center website, in-person at the Kennedy Center box office, or by calling (202) 467-4600 or (800) 444-1324.

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