MOLINE, IL – “Think of the perfect crime…and then go one step further.” The Black Box Theate production will star Pat Flahrety and Phillip Dunbridge, and features Alec Cawthorne, John Matthews, Eve Channing and Teddy Martin, opening on Saturday, January 27 and running through February 11.

“Sleuth” by Anthony Shaffer was the winner of the Tony® and Drama Critics Circle Awards for Best Play.

The play has been describes as “The ultimate game of cat-and-mouse is played out in a cozy English country house owned by celebrated mystery writer, Andrew Wyke. Invited guest Milo Tindle, a young rival who shares not only Wyke's love of the game but also his wife, has come to lay claim. Revenge is devised and murders plotted as the two plan the ultimate whodunnit.”

“I am thrilled to have Pat and Phillip take on roles that Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine made famous in the movie,” said director/designer Lora Adams, who is also co-founder of The Black Box Theatre.  Tickets for the production are available at

Reviewers have said:

"Ingenious skullduggery replete with skillful suspense and inventive tricks." - The New York Post

"Clever, intricate...It is good, neat, clean and bloody fun, and I most cordially recommend it." - The New York Times

Sleuth was first presented at The Music Box in New York City on November 12, 1970. It was directed by Clifford Williams.

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