November 8, 2006
The theater was located very near to our hotel so we chose to walk to it. We weren't really sure what the play was about, but it seemed like a good way to spend the evening. The play, it turns out, is a Boston institution. It has played almost 26 years in the city of Boston and has been performed over 10,000 times. It is performed Tuesday through Friday at 8:00pm, Saturday at 6:00pm and 9:00pm, and on Sundays at 3:00pm and 7:30pm. The theater is set up cabaret style with small tables and stools circling the stage area, so your seating assignment is important.
The play is set in a hair salon and features a cast of hilarious, stereotypical characters, such as the flamboyant, male hairdresser, the rich socialite, and the bubble-brained shampoo girl. The plot is basically a whodunit with comedy and improv built in to it. The characters are all set up with possible motives and following the "murder" the audience is given a chance to interview the suspects. After these interviews you are allowed to vote on who you think committed the crime. The actors then play out the performance based on this vote. Because they play out what the vote is if you see the performance more than once it has the possibility of ending differently.
Overall, the play was a fun experience and the actor who played the male stylist definitely stole the show. I don't think that it would be worth approximately $50 per ticket, but it was worth the $23 we paid. My suggestion is that if you're looking for a fun evening then try to grab 1/2 priced tickets.
From journal A Historic Visit on Labor Day Weekend