Theatre Lawrence is challenging even the most astute mystery buffs to solve the riddle posed by Holmes & Watson coming to the stage this January 18 – 27. This thrilling new mystery is cleverly conceived by Jeffrey Hatcher, the celebrated writer of ATC smash hits Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
Holmes & Watson finds Dr. Watson (Ryan Hamlin) at a remote mental asylum on an island off the Scottish coast, where three recently admitted men claim to be the late detective. Each matches Holmes’s physical description and knows secrets only the real Holmes could possibly know. Watson heads to the asylum to confront the three patients, convinced that one of them must be the real Holmes. As he investigates, Watson is drawn into a web of intrigue, murder and surprise revolving around what really happened at Reichenbach Falls in the fateful confrontation between Holmes and the criminal mastermind, Professor Moriarty (Tony Console).
Holmes and Watson is a rich take on a ‘locked-room mystery’ full of surprise, disguise, deduction, and unexpected twists in this fast-paced thriller that promises to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
The cast includes: Robert Klosterman, Ryan Hamlin, Mark Orr, Christian Johanning, Taylor Smith, Christoph Cording, Brian Williams, Nicole Olson, Michael Ostermann, and April Spencer.
Direction for the show is by Dan Heinz, Set Design by James Diemer, Lighting Design by John Mitchell, Sound Design by Bob Newton, Costume Design by Jane Pennington and Stage Management by Nora Elbayoumy.
An exhibit featuring the work of Barbara Solberg will be on display in the Oldfather Lobby.
SPECIAL EVENT: Scotch | Whiskey Tasting
Friday, January 25th | 6:30 PM | $30*
Scotch | Whiskey Tasting. Celebrate all things Scottish! Did you know that January 25 is Robbie Burns’ Birthday, a festive Scottish holiday? We will celebrate the poet who immortalized the haggis and Auld Lang Syne, with a scotch tasting in the Patton Conference Room prior to Holmes and Watson. Designed to tempt the novice as well as the connoisseur, the evening will feature four single malt scotches from different regions. Led by John Doveton and Ron Renz, you are sure to gather copious amounts of information and trivia along with your spirits.
(*cost includes 4 tastings and a take-home tasting glass)
January 18, 19, 20, 26, 27, 28, 29
Evening Performances at 7:30 PM | *Matinee Performances @ 2:30 PM
For tickets: 785-843-SHOW (7469) | Box Office hours 11:30-4:30 M-F
Schendel Lawn and Landscape
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