Playhouse Presents Sherlock Holmes Adventure
MEREDITH — The world's greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes makes his debut performance at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse this summer. Holmes has seemingly reached the end of his career when a case presents itself that's too tempting to ignore. The Winnipesaukee Playhouse presents Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure by Steven Dietz, winner of the 2007 Edgar Award for Best Mystery Play, through July 13.
"Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure" will be directed by Neil Pankhurst, one of the Playhouse's four founding members. The cast consists of familiar faces to Playhouse audiences including Jonathan Weber, Alex Jacobs, Kevin Killavey, Nicholas Wilder, AJ Ditty, Richard Brundage, Rebecca Turner, and Donna Schilke.
Pankhurst says, "Sherlock Holmes never left the public's imagination since the character was created in the 1890s, but he probably hasn't been any more popular in his 125-year history than the past five years. With two films starring Robert Downey Jr, the BBC/PBS series starring Benedict Cumberbatch, the new CBS series "Elementary" starring Jonny Lee Miller (as well as all the Sherlock connections with the medical drama House), there seems to be more interest than ever in this iconic detective. This version of two of Conan Doyle's stories has all the most important elements and characters one would hope to see in a Sherlock Holmes story. So Holmes' nemesis Moriarty is there to try to destroy him, his faithful right-hand man Watson is there for support, and the only woman in Holmes' life, Irene Adler, is there to not only be saved but to fall in love with also. If you enjoy the Sherlock Holmes genre you will love this show."
"Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure" will be the second play of the summer season performed at the brand new Winnipesaukee Playhouse campus in Meredith. The Summer 2013 season is generously sponsored by Meredith Village Savings Bank and Laconia Harley-Davidson.
"Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure" is further supported by the generous sponsorship of Mill Falls Inns and Marketplace and Gilford Home Center. It is recommended for ages 12 and above.
Performances will be held Mondays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Monday. The Wednesday, July 10, a post-show discussion and Q & A with the cast and crew.
Tickets can be ordered by calling (603) 279-0333 or by using a credit card at www.winniplayhouse.org. Student rush tickets will also be available at the door the night of the performance for $17 and are subject to availability.