Fits of Laughter Surround the Unexpected Fate of Sherlock Holmes
All An Act's newest production tests the iconic duo of Holmes and Watson
Friday, Sept. 27
Where the classic story of Sherlock Holmes ends, another one begins — or at least according to playwright Charles Marowitz. Erie's All An Act Theater Productions takes attendees through the tale that starts with a death threat and ends with … just kidding, you have to see the show to learn how Sherlock's Last Case ends.
That's right, no spoilers for this Erie theater company's latest production. What can be revealed, however, is that the play centers on this aforementioned threat, supposedly sent to Holmes (played by Jawn Gross) by the kin of his late enemy Professor Moriarty. One of Moriarty's other family members warns Holmes before it's too late, causing a wildly unexpected plot twist.
This mystery, carefully crafted by the award-winning Marowitz, tests the iconic duo of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (played by Larry Lewis) while leaving the audience in fits of laughter more than a few times.
Marowitz's play, first featured in the Olympic Arts Festival in Los Angeles, will be directed by David W. Mitchell and also stars Sue Hansen, Marie Glaser, and Wayne Gardner. One dollar of every admission benefits Community Shelter Services and Erie's homeless. — Hannah McDonald
Opening Friday, Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m., running until Sunday, Oct. 20 // All An Act Theatre, 652 W. 17th St. // All Ages // Adults, $12; Students & Seniors, $10, Children (6-11), $5 // allanact.net