Milwaukee Rep’s “MURDER FOR TWO” Begins Performaces Nov. 10 in The Stackner Cabaret

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents Murder for Two, a hilarious murder mystery with 13 roles played by only two performers in the Stackner Cabaret, November 10, 2017 – January 14, 2018.

Murder for Two is co-written and stars Milwaukee High School of the Arts Alumni Joe Kinosian (Murder for Two Off-Broadway at New World Stages) as The Suspects. Kinosian is a Milwaukee native and was introduced to theater as a child during a visit to The Rep. Kinosian’s co-star in this murder mystery is Matt Edmonds (Theo Ubique’s RENT) as Marcus Moscowicz.

Co-written by Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair, Murder for Two is directed by JC Clementz, marking his fifth show in the Stackner Cabaret following, I Love a Piano (2016/17) and The Doyle & Debbie Show (2014/15). Clementz is accompanied by Rep Associate Artist, music director Dan Kazemi (Guys and Dolls). The creative team brings together familiar designers such as scenic design by Regina Garcia (GALA Hispanic Theatre’s El Paso Blue), costume design by Misti Bradford (Utah Festival Opera’s Les Misérables), lighting design by Lee Fiskness (Forever Plaid), sound design by Megan Henninger (Guys and Dolls), Kelley Faulkner (Guys and Dolls), as movement director and Richelle Harrington Calin as stage manager.

Murder for Two is the perfect blend of music, mayhem, and murder that has played to sold-out audiences all over the country! In this hilarious 90-minute show, two performers play 13 roles – not to mention the piano – in a witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries. Called “ingenious” by The New York Times, this fast-paced whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs.

Murder for Two begins performances November 10 and runs through January 14, 2018 in the Stackner Cabaret. Opening night is set for Sunday, November 12 at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 414-224-9490 or in person at the Ticket Office (108 E. Wells Street)

Executive Producers for Murder for Two are Camille and David Kundert, Pete and Beth Gottsacker, and Adlon Partnership. The Rep is sponsored in part by The United Performing Arts Fund.

Murder for Two Public Performance Calendar

Artists, dates and ticket prices are subject to change

About Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Milwaukee Rep is a nationally-recognized company that presents compelling dramas, powerful classics, award-winning contemporary works and full-scale musicals housed in its three unique performance venues – the Quadracci Powerhouse, Stiemke Studio and Stackner Cabaret. The Rep also produces an annual production of A Christmas Carol, featuring a World Premiere of a new adaptation in 2016, at the historic Pabst Theater. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mark Clementsand Managing Director Chad Bauman, Milwaukee Repertory Theater ignites positive change in the cultural, social, and economic vitality of its community by creating world-class theater experiences that entertain, provoke, and inspire meaningful dialogue among an audience representative of Milwaukee’s rich diversity.