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Interview: Steve Underwood, Director of ‘Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure’ at Beacon Theatre Productions

Steve Underwood earned his M.A. in Theatre at Villanova University, and holds B.A. in English from Temple University. As an active writer and actor, he completed his oral thesis at Villanova in Playwriting. Most recently he wrote and performed in Melvin’s Last Ride and appeared as Advocate Rott in Beacon Theatre Productions’ mounting of Bonhoeffer’s […]

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Review: ‘The Game’s Afoot (Holmes for the Holidays)’ at Spotlighters Theatre

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending an opening weekend performance of The Game’s Afoot (Holmes for the Holidays), by Ken Ludwig at Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre (“Spotlighters”). Award-winning Ludwig is known for his period-piece farces – popular plays like Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo. He bills this funny drawing-room mystery […]

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Review: ‘Postmortem’ at Montgomery Playhouse

In partnership with Montgomery Playhouse, Arts on the Green presents Postmortem, a thrilling mystery by Ken Ludwig. Unravelling the relationships between cast members on holiday in a whodunit within a murder mystery is a dizzying feat until the lights finally dim. Real life actors playing the fictional roles of real life celebrities post-World War I is […]

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Review: ‘Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure’ at the Old Opera House Theatre Company

One of the opening lines to last evening’s performance of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, uttered by the world’s most famous detective, was “You see, but you do not observe.” Audiences who observe this expertly crafted thriller at the Old Opera House will not be disappointed. Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure written by Steven Dietz […]

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‘The Game’s Afoot’ at The Little Theatre of Alexandria

Before Benedict Cumberbatch starred in the incandescent puzzle palace that is Sherlock, there was William Gillette, the definitive Sherlock Holmes of his time. Tall, lean, with the manner of a late-Victorian gentleman, Gillette was the first to wear the deerstalker hat, the first to use the curved pipe, the first to create, along with Sir […]

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‘The Game’s Afoot’ at McLean Community Players

The Game’s Afoot, and the evening promises suspense, hilarity, and entertainment for all who brave the McLean Community Players’ romp of a whodunit. Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays looks at what happens when an actor famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes invites the cast of his latest play to […]

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McLean Community Players Presents Ken Ludwig’s ‘The Game’s Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays’ 9/26-10/12/14 in McLean’s Alden Theatre by Cathy Farnsworth

The McLean Community Players (MCP) present the area premier of Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays, opening September 26, 2014, in McLean’s Alden Theatre. Veteran director Bob Sams leads an award-winning cast and crew. The Edgar Award–winning The Game’s Afoot, opens Friday, September 26th and runs weekends through October 12th, with […]

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