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.

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

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

Production
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
Dates and Times
  • Single tickets are now on sale. Now extended through June 22!
  • Run Dates: May 15 - June 22, 2024
  • 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.
Tickets Advisory
  • Age Rec: 10+
  • Sensitivity Note: This production includes special effects: Fog, haze, recorded gunshots, non-operable replica firearms.
  • Public Health: Click here for health and safety policies.
Further Reading Special Events
  • Happy (Half) Hour:
  • Featuring a collaborative beer, plus wine and non-alcoholic options! From 1-1:30pm on matinees and 6:30-7pm on evening performances, take $1 off all beverages, including Elementary IPA, a dramatic collaboration between Snapshot Brewing and Taproot Theatre. Loiter in our Kendall Center Lobby and track down the hidden gem, deduce the answer to mystifying riddles, or hobnob with your fellow theatre goers.
  • Find the Gem:
  • Come early to investigate our lobby and find the hidden gem. The successful sleuth may choose a free concessions item!
  • 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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