Sherlock Holmes Returns to Raven Theatre for the Holidays in 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!
John Weagly (Co-Playwright) has been rattling around Chicago theater box offices for the last twenty years. Besides being the former Operations Manager for Organic Theater, he's also helped out at Mary-Arrchie, Bailiwick, Goodman and severAl Small companies that have come and gone. As a playwright, he's had plays produced by Strawdog Theatre, Second City, Circle Theater, Artistic Home, Bailiwick, CollaborAction and numerous other companies around the world. His collection of short plays, Tales of the Twinkling Twilight, debuted on the Raven stage in November of 2012. As a fiction writer he's been published in multiple languages and won multiple awards. He is a member of the Raven ensemble.www.JohnWeagly.com
Michael Menendian (Co-Playwright, Director), is a co-founding member and Producing Artistic Director of Raven Theatre, where he has directed and produced scores of productions since 1983. He has also written many of Raven's Children's Theatre productions, includingAesop's Fables, The Duck, The Bird and The Pea! and Patchwork USA!
Raven Theatre is dedicated to performing arts that illuminate the American experience and work that provides reflection on our identity in a global context. Through its ensemble produced plays, collaborations with outside artists and organizations and its educational programming, Raven is committed to serving our community's needs through the arts.
Raven Theatre Company's 2013-14 season of programming is generously supported by Alphawood Foundation, MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Yates-Feldman Foundation, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Jamerson & Bauwens Electrical Contractors, Inc., The Pauls Foundation, The Saints, Artswork Fund for Organizational Development, The Service Club of Chicago, and Dramatists Guild Fund.
Raven's season is also funded in part by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.