DEVIL IN WHITE CITY Screenwriter Graham Moore Set for SHERLOCK HOLMES Talkback at Raven Theatre, 12/21
Screenwriter and Novelist Graham Moore, author of the best-selling novel The Sherlockian and the screenplays for the upcoming films The Imitation Game and The Devil in the White City, will conduct a talkback after the December 21st 7:30 performance of Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago.
Moore will lead an audience discussion about the enduring popularity of the Sherlock Holmes character. Holmes has appeared in 226 films and been played by dozens of different actors since the advent of cinema in the late nineteenth century.
Graham Moore is the New York Times bestselling author of The Sherlockian, a mystery novel about the life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, which has been published in 16 countries and translated into 13 languages. The book was called "sublime" and "clever" and "delightful" by the New York Times, "savvy" and "entertaining" by the Los Angeles Times, and lots of other nice things as well. Graham is also the screenwriter of The Imitation Game, a film about the life of the mathematician and cryptographer Alan Turing which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley and will be released in the fall of 2014. He is currently writing the film adaptation of the best-selling book The Devil in the White City for Warner Bros and Leonardo DiCaprio (who is attached to star), as well as finishing up his second novel.
Graham was born in Chicago and received a BA in Religious History from Columbia University in 2003. He lived in New York for awhile, and currently divides his time between New York and LA. Which sounds a lot more glamorous than it is, he assures you.
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose. Everyone knows Scrooge and Mr. Potter, but can the holiday spirit work its magic on everyone's favorite man of mystery? Now in a fully realized stage version, Raven Theatre's Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose follows Holmes and Watson as they investigate the mysterious theft and even more mysterious discovery of the Countess of Morcar's blue carbuncle. With a dash of Christmas intrigue and a heap of good will, Raven's holiday offering is fun for the whole family! The script by Michael Menendian (who also directs) AND John Weagly, from an adaptation of "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle," Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's only Holmes story set around the Christmas holidays.