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Rod Thomas and Kathy Logelin in "The Game's Afoot" at Drury Lane Theatre in Oak Brook, Ill.

Rod Thomas and Kathy Logelin in "The Game's Afoot" at Drury Lane Theatre in Oak Brook, Ill.

Rod Thomas and Kathy Logelin are among the cast playing eccentric characters for the comedy mystery "The Game's Afoot" at Drury Lane Theatre in Oak Brook playing until Oct. 19.

September 06, 2014 12:00 am
"The Game's Afoot" by Ken Ludwig

"The Game's Afoot" by Ken Ludwig

"The Game's Afoot" by Ken Ludwig is at Drury Lane until Oct. 19 featuring stage mystery fun for audiences.

September 04, 2014 12:00 am
"Throw in the Trowel" by Kate Collins

"Throw in the Trowel" by Kate Collins

"Throw in the Trowel" ($7.99 Signet Press) is the 16th installment in author Kate Collins' popular Flower Shop Mysteries book series.

February 07, 2014 12:00 am
Highland High School presents "Done to Death"

Highland High School presents "Done to Death"

HIGHLAND | The challenge is to try to solve the murders before the mystery writers as Highland High School presents its fall play, "Done To Death."

September 25, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Steppenwolf's new stage thriller 'Belleville' shivers with intrigue

OFFBEAT: Steppenwolf's new stage thriller 'Belleville' shivers with intrigue

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 08, 2013 12:00 am
"Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective"

"Encyclopedia Brown: Boy Detective"

The series of "Encyclopedia Brown" books by Donald J. Sobol, which launched in 1963, are still popular with young readers.

February 07, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Drury Lane's '39 Steps' is energy spent for silly stage spoof

OFFBEAT: Drury Lane's '39 Steps' is energy spent for silly stage spoof

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 19, 2012 12:00 am
Drury Lane Theatre's "The 39 Steps"

Drury Lane Theatre's "The 39 Steps"

Peter Simon Hilton (left), Paul Kalina (center) and Angela Ingersoll star in "The 39 Steps" now at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., until Aug. 26, 2012.

July 19, 2012 12:00 am
SHELF LIFE: Chicago writer Bryan Gruley's third mystery set in Starvation Lake, Michigan

SHELF LIFE: Chicago writer Bryan Gruley's third mystery set in Starvation Lake, Michigan

Bryan Gruley first began going “up north” — as Detroit residents referred to Northern Michigan — when his parents bought a cottage on Big Twin Lake when he was 13.

June 17, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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TV producer uses her career as a basis for a new Chicago murder series

TV producer uses her career as a basis for a new Chicago murder series

Born and raised on Chicago's south side before moving to Los Angeles and New York, mystery author Clare O'Donohue decided to set her new murder series in the city where she grew up.

April 26, 2012 1:00 pm
OFFBEAT: Kate Collins mystery book signings and Gary dinner theater premiere in the spotlight

OFFBEAT: Kate Collins mystery book signings and Gary dinner theater premiere in the spotlight

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 03, 2011 12:00 am
Playing it Up

Playing it Up

With just a piano and few carefully placed props and set pieces, Joe Kinosian and Alan Schmuckler, seated, provide a funny nonstop romp of entertainment, with Kinosian playing 13 roles in a silly plot of mystery opposite Schmuckler in the role of inspector in Chicago Shakespeare Theater's 'M…

September 18, 2011 12:00 am
All Keyed Up

All Keyed Up

Alan Schmuckler (left) performs the role of the investigator and Joe Kinosian performs the roles of 13 murder suspects in Chicago Shakespeare Theater's premiere of 'Murder for Two -- A Killer Musical,' created by Kinosian and Kellen Blair and directed by David H. Bell and playing Upstairs at…

September 18, 2011 12:00 am
'Murder for Two' continues to attract crowds with extended run at Navy Pier

'Murder for Two' continues to attract crowds with extended run at Navy Pier

Writer, musician and actor Joe Kinosian likes to "limber up" before taking the stage for any of his performances of "Murder for Two -- A Killer Musical."

September 18, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Author Kate Collins

Author Kate Collins

Author Kate Collins has written 11 books in her popular Flower Shop Mysteries series. The latest book, "Night of the Living Dandelion" is available April 5, 2011.

May 02, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Valparaiso mystery writer's latest book includes a flowershop nod to vampires

OFFBEAT: Valparaiso mystery writer's latest book includes a flowershop nod to vampires

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 04, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Playing the Parts

Playing the Parts

Lance Baker (left) and Larry Yando star in the mystery '"Sleuth,' surrounded by an amazing English manor set created by Rick and Jackie Penrod. 'Sleuth' plays through March 20 at Theatre at the Center in Munster.

February 22, 2011 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Theatre at the Center's 'Sleuth' slow at times, but well-acted

OFFBEAT: Theatre at the Center's 'Sleuth' slow at times, but well-acted

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 22, 2011 12:00 am
Connecting the Clues

Connecting the Clues

Larry Yando (standing) plays a mystery author eager for the help of an unwilling accomplice, played by Lance Baker, for his plan to unfold.

February 11, 2011 12:00 am
Mind Games

Mind Games

Larry Yando (left) and Lance Baker star in the stage mystery “Sleuth” running Feb. 17 to March 20 at Theatre at the Center in Munster.

February 11, 2011 12:00 am
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