Inside the Production
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol
by John Longenbaugh, directed by Scott Nolte
November 16-December 29
These then are the facts: The year, 1894. The date, Christmas Eve. The location, 221B Baker Street. After being presumed dead for three years, a hardened Sherlock Holmes resurfaces, turning his back on the people who need him most. Three unexpected callers arrive on Christmas Eve uncovering clues from the detective’s past, present and future. Can they save Holmes and his world from a dire end? They must “do it all in one night” to accomplish the task. A mystery full of Christmas spirits your whole family will enjoy.
Cast & Crew
Approximately 2 hours. One 15 minute intermission.
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol is recommended for ages 12 and up.
About the Playwright
John Longenbaugh has been writing and directing plays here in Seattle and elsewhere for over 20 years. A graduate of London’s Central School of Speech and Drama, he’s been the artistic director of Ursa Major Theatre and Theatre Babylon, and has written nearly a dozen full-length plays and a lot of shorter ones. Favorites include Scotch and Donuts, Little White Pill, The Man Who Was Thursday (staged at Taproot in 2002), How to be Cool, and the collected evening of shorts Arcana, recently staged at Open Circle Theatre. He is a proud member of The Dramatist Guild and The Sound of the Baskervilles. My thanks to these wonderful artists and to my friends, family and Jessica for putting up with months, no make that years, of Sherlockmania.
*Member of the Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.