On Thursday, Nov. 15,  the second day of their senior trip to Washington, D.C., the class of 2019 had the opportunity to see a showing of Shear Madness, “the longest running play in the history of the USA” at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Photo by Kimlyn Vo

Shear Madness is a humorous murder mystery that takes place in modern time at the Shear Madness hair salon. The show takes an interactive approach, incorporating audience participation to help solve this mystery of who killed the pianist–which may not be the same in each show.

“I thought it was so funny, and I haven’t laughed that long in a while,” senior Shannon Carey commented.

The show has been awarded several titles including “Best Comedy of the Year” from the Boston Globe seven times and “Best Play of the Year” by the Chicago Sun-Times and the Philadelphia Enquirer. In addition, the show has been translated into 23 different languages.

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