The Alchemist Theatre plays host to a classy and immersive dramatic murder mystery game this October with Closing Night
. The stage is everywhere as audience members circulate throughout the ground floor and basement of the building, looking through clues on the trail of a murder that occurs before the final night of a show at the Alchemist. There are hidden passages, twisting corridors and that rare opportunity to interview spirits of the dead in an effort to identify the murderer. The characters populating the story are given brilliant contrast, from Liz Whitford’s attractive, duplicitously superficial sweetness as Lucille to Carole Alt’s cleverly understated performance as a humble, low-key actress willing to sacrifice everything for art. Anna Figlesthaler is crisp and precise as the style-over-substance playwright in love with the idea of being a writer.