Sherlock Holmes and the Precarious Position

by Margaret Raether

NOW EXTENDED! Corsets, crowns, and a missing royal jewel set the stage for a battle of wits in this tale of deception, suspense, and deduction. When the bookish Perkins sisters approach Sherlock Holmes with a case, they unveil a theatrical scheme of encyclopedic proportions. Four actors play multiple characters and the mystery turns deadly.

John Watson, M.D. – Nathaniel Tenenbaum*
Sherlock Holmes – Calder Jameson Shilling*
Actor 1 – Nathan Brockett
Actor 2 – Sophia Franzella

Sherlock Holmes – Mark Waldstein
John Watson, M.D. – Tyler Matthew Campbell
Actor 1 – David Roby
Actor 2 – Ariel Rose

Director – Karen Lund**
Assistant Director – Melanie Godsey
Scenic/Sound Design – Mark Lund
Costume Design – Pete Rush
Lighting Design – Gwen Cubbage
Stage Manager – Brigid Ridge*
Fight Choreographer – Christopher Kidder-Mostrom**
Dramaturgy – Sonja Lowe
Dialect Coach – Rowan Gallagher

*AEA – Actors’ Equity Association **SDC – Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
  • Single tickets are now on sale.
  • Now extended through June 22!
  • Run Dates: May 15 - June 22, 2024 (Taproot Theatre is closed June 19 in observance of the Juneteenth holiday.)
  • Pay-What-You-Can performance: May 22 (more)
  • Run Time: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes with no intermission.
  • Start Time: All evening performances begin at 7:30pm.
  • Age Rec: 10+
  • Price: $25-62, dependent on day and time; fees may apply
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  • Group Tickets: Group sales go on sale February 27. Click here to reserve group tickets. or use this form.
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  • Study Guide: Click here to download pdf.
  • JUNE 18: Detective Cosplay Night! Choose to dress up as your favorite (or made up) sleuth and celebrate your own creativity before stepping into the world of Holmes and Watson.

Now Extended! | May 15 – Jun 22, 2024
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