By Jim Schutze
By Rachel Watts
By Lauren Drewes Daniels
By Anna Merlan
By Lee Escobedo
By Eric Nicholson
Despite its carefully proscribed parameters of style, the one area where Pegasus is sometimes weak is the acting. Kleinmann can be too subtle for his own good as Hunsacker, though Serrecchia seems to have sharpened the actor's timing with all those double and triple takes the characters do. Having Lulu Ward back in the ensemble also brings everybody's skills up a notch. She's that good at creating the big comic gestures and doing the glamour-talk of the old '40s thrillers. Also turning in a strong performance is Charissa Lee, whose Modigliani face is perfect to play a "mute" (though she has plenty to say late in the play).
Continues through January 20 at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, then January 24-27 at MCL Grand Theater in Lewisville. For Eisemann tickets, 972-744-4650. For MCL Grand, 214-880-0202.
With XSR: Die!, the whodunit is all right there in black and white. Making it stylish and funny is what brings out Pegasus Theatre's true colors.