Why See Shear Madness?
Shear delight, Washington-style!
An American theatre institution, Shear Madness is the longest running non-musical show in American history. It's been running in Boston at the Charles Playhouse for over 30 years, and has enjoyed hugely successful productions the world over. Now it continues in Washington DC for its 26-year open run at the Kennedy Center, in time for the holiday season! Part comedy farce and part murder mystery, no two shows are exactly the same as there's a combination of contemporary humor and inviting the audience to use their amateur sleuthing skills to solve a mysterious death above a buzzing salon!
An old concert pianist has been murdered in her apartment above a hair salon in historic Georgetown, and it's your job to find her killer! Bursting with boundless energy and an incredibly adept cast of improvising, larger-than-life characters, Shear Madness takes audience participation to a whole new level. Sifting through the clues, you decide which twists and turns the show takes. It's a different mystery experience every single night.
Opening night: 2 November 2017
Suitable for ages 8+
Two hours, including one intermission
About Washington Theater: We are an independent show guide not a venue or show. We sell primary, discount and resale tickets and prices may be above or below face value.
Next available performances
Fri, Nov 16
Sat, Nov 17
Mon, Nov 19
Tue, Nov 20
Wed, Nov 21
Thu, Nov 22
What you thought
Seen Shear Madness? Loved it? Hated it?
Help your fellow Washington Theater visitors by leaving the first review!Write a review now
Spread the word
Sound good to you? Share this page on social media and let your friends know about Shear Madness at Kennedy Center Theater Lab.
Keep up to date
I want email news and updates for events in my area! Read how we protect your data.
You might also like
Until Nov 25, 2018
Washington National Opera - Silent Night
War is not sustainable when you come to know your enemy as a person.
Please note: The term Kennedy Center Theater Lab and/or Shear Madness as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other trademarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Kennedy Center Theater Lab and/or Shear Madness and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Kennedy Center Theater Lab and/or Shear Madness and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.