American Heartland "No Way to Treat a Lady" review by Grace Suh
With his Inspector Clouseau mug and snappy delivery, Tim Scott was born to play comic detectives. The opening words are his in the American Heartland Theatre's No Way to Treat a Lady, and at first I wasn't sure whether they were being spoken or sung, so natural and intelligent is Scott's phrasing. His voice might waver on ballads, but its flexibility is made for Douglas Cohen's conversational lyrics. His ability to portray faceted morality can read as insincerity in earnest roles, but it's perfect for Morris Brummel, the detective who needs the killer as much as the killer needs him.