Detective Pimbley and the Case of the Rich Dead Lady, presented by The Impressionable Players, is a comedy entry the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, DC and opened to a sold out theatre. Written by brother and sister team Ann and Shawn Fraistat and directed by Ann Fraistat, Detective Pimbley takes its audience into a twisted and hilarious film noir version of a whodunit story where “dark and stormy nights” is a drink to pour in broad daylight, and a detective’s best friend, Jim, is not a man.
Noah Langer plays Detective Pimbley, who tries to be a tough-as-nails detective but actually has a tendency to forget important details and has problems with evaluating telling situations. When his ex-girlfriend Samantha Sultry comes to ask him for help solving the murder of her rich older sister Madge Silver, the mystery gets a lot more twisted, suspects alter traditional types, and Pimbley sinks lower into the murky world of murder before the case is cracked.
…twisted and hilarious…
Natalie Pyle Smith plays femme fatale Samantha Sultry, Katie Jeffries plays her wanton younger sister Rose Sultry, and Matt Sparacino plays Fred Silver, Madge’s husband. Each member of the cast brims with energy and enthusiasm, and their comedic timing is perfect for the fast-paced lines brilliantly penned by Ann and Shawn.
I wish I could tell you more about Pimbley, but I don’t want to spoil any of the fun that comes with experiencing this whodunit live. My only criticism is that the actors need to pause long enough for the audience to finish laughing and clapping between all the funny parts!
Running Time: 75 minutes with no intermission.
Detective Pimbley and the Case of the Rich Dead Lady is playing through July 28th 2013 at Fort Fringe- Redrum which is located at 612 L Street NW in Washington DC. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.