A psychological murder mystery, running in a very small theatre in the heart of midtown for as long as anyone here can remember.
The show is certainly not your typical New York fare, but the low-key production values can be a refreshing antidote to the brassier shows around the corner. Perhaps an easy second show if you're in town for the weekend, staying in midtown, and already have tickets to one of the larger shows.
We're talking boilerplate psychological drama here. A psychiatrist femme fatale in upstate Connecticut who may or may not have murdered her husband is visited by a detective.
Here's a feature on the actress/general manager of "Perfect Crime," Catherine Russell. Ms. Russell has performed the role of psychiatrist Margaret Thorne Brent more than 10,000 times:
One of the great curiosities of New York theater, "Perfect Crime," a middlebrow murder mystery about a suspicious psychiatrist, has been so inconspicuous for so long that it has often seemed like an urban legend. The press mostly ignores it, and I have met only one person who claims to have seen it.
November 28, 2011
Now I know what is a "Perfect Crime": Seeing this OFF-Broadway play on a Sunday night. Too much "Hipe" at TKTS booth area. What a waste of good time in NY.
October 13, 2006
Just, OK. Good acting; but a confusing plot. Had to wait for the "answer sheet" after the play to figure it out. Also, I found use of the "F" word on numerous occasions was inapproprite, distractive and forced. It did not enhance the play or the performance one bit-in fact it lowered its class and style. It will also affect my recommending it to others.
May 21, 2006
This wa sone of the worst plays we have seen in New York or anywhere. The female lead was particularly awful. Do NOT waste your time or money!