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See 'Murder Ballad Murder Mystery' in a Bar Near You

"Murder Ballad Murder Mystery" began its life several years ago, as a site specific work at the Vortex Theater.

Since then, its creative team decided to form their own production company. And the play's been condensed and made a little more travel-friendly.

The show (as the title implies), is a murder mystery inspired by murder ballads. It will soon hit the road, to be staged in several bars in Austin, as well as stopping at New Orleans and Marfa, Texas.

In its current format, it's made to be easily adapted to its venue, so if you're in the audience, it'll feel like the story is unfolding around you inside the bar.

The existential whodunit/backwoods hoedown features Kelli Bland, musical director Mark Stewart, writer Elizabeth Doss, Laura Freeman, Ben Ballinger, April Perez Moore, Kim Adams, and Noel Gaulin.

Murder Ballad Murder Mystery

  • November 20 and 21: The Buzz Mill, Austin
  • November 23: Hi-Ho Lounge, New Orleans
  • November 29: Scoot Inn, Austin
  • December 3 and 4: Hole in the Wall, Austin
  • December 7: Lost Horse Saloon,
  • Marfa
Mike is the production director at KUT, where he’s been working since his days as an English major at the University of Texas. He produces Arts Eclectic, Get Involved, and the Sonic ID project, and also produces videos and cartoons for When pressed to do so, he’ll write short paragraphs about himself in the third person, but usually prefers not to.
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