A creaky old country farmhouse and a tale of a murderous hermit set the tone in Peter Colley's "I'll Be Back Before Midnight," a two act thriller from Stray Dog Theatre that's filled with enough twists and dark comedy to hold the attention of even the most jaded of mystery fans. Clues are casually dropped along the way and then neatly tied in a bow, and each character's motivations are called into question as this tale winds its way to a satisfying conclusion.
Get out your tweeds, your twinset, order a hot cup of Earl Grey and prepare to be happily entertained by Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap", a play that has been performed continuously for an incredible sixty – one years and has been crowned the "longest running play of all time."
"Out of the Furnace" wants to be a blue collar, gritty film, and it succeeds. Set in Braddock, Pennsylvania (near Pittsburgh) in 2008, the future for the steel mill workers looks about as bleak as the sky and the town. Two brothers pursue different paths: Russell still employed at the mill, younger Rodney floundering, heading off to Iraq.