Dallas Theater Center to Present SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE, Starring Chamblee Ferguson, 4/25-5/25
Dallas Theater Center brings the world's greatest detective to the stage in Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, written by Steven Dietz and directed by DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty. Audiences will be thrilled by Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, which is based on the original 1899 play by William Gillette and Arthur Conan Doyle and opens in previews on April 25 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through May 25 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. Tickets to Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure are on sale now at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org and by phone at (214) 880-0202.
"I can't think of a better place for Baker Street to be conjured than on the stage of the Dallas Theater Center," said playwright Steven Dietz. "Long before he ever showed up in popular movies, Sherlock Holmes was brought to life onstage. And I think that's where he belongs - live and in our midst - his mind ever at the ready, and his heart very much at risk."
Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, winner of the 2007 Edgar Award for Best Mystery Play, is a thrilling whodunit that puts Holmes and Watson on the trail of a blackmail case that leads the pair straight into the lair of arch-adversary, Professor Moriarty. Along the way, Holmes becomes enamored with the all-too-lovely Irene Adler, the famous opera singer who just happens to be at the center of the crime. This regional premiere is filled with intrigue, humor and surprise.
Brierley Resident Acting Company member Chamblee Ferguson (Clybourne Park, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat) brings the cunning detective to life and partners with Dr. Watson, played by fellow Company member Kieran Connolly (A Christmas Carol,The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity). Additional Resident Acting Company members include Daniel Duque-Estrada (Oedipus el Rey, A Christmas Carol) as Irene Adler's lawyer fiancé; Hassan El-Amin (Clybourne Park, Fly) as the King of Bohemia; and Christie Vela (King Lear, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat) as henchwoman Madge Laraabee. Returning to DTC for the first time since 2010 is Regan Adair (Henry IV, The Beauty Plays) as the villainous Professor Moriarty and for the first time since 2007 is Jessica D. Turner (Pride and Prejudice, The Misanthrope) as the lovely Irene Adler. Rounding out the cast are Southern Methodist University graduate students Timothy Paul Brown as the Policeman and Taylor Harris as Sid Prince.
Scenic designer Russell Parkman's set is a true-to-period Victorian England Baker Street, created with a nod to old theatrical traditions. Sherlock aficionados may recognize costume designs by Jennifer Ables (Oedipus el Rey, Red), which were inspired by Sidney Paget's original Sherlock Holmes illustrations. Clifton Taylor (The Tempest) is lighting designer and Ryan Rumery (Tigers Be Still, The Who's Tommy) is sound designer.
Following the incredibly successful run of DTC's previous 2013-2014 productions, theater-goers are encouraged to purchase their tickets early to ensure their ability to see this fun and adventure-filled production. Tickets for Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure are on sale now. Ticket prices start at $15 and are available online at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org or by phone at (214) 880-0202. Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure opens with previews on Friday, April 25 at 8:00 pm with a Pay-What-You-Can performance. Tickets to this performance will be available for purchase online at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org beginning Monday, April 21. Any unsold tickets to the PWYC performance will be available for purchase at the Wyly Theatre box office the night of the show beginning at 6:30pm. DTC's Come Early sponsored by Wells Fargo will take place one hour before every performance and will be led by Christie Vela. Patrons will have the opportunity to learn about the play prior to viewing the production. DTC's Dr. Pepper Snapple Stay Late will take place after each performance and will be led by Hassan El-Amin. Patrons will have the opportunity to engage with artists, learn about the production and share insights about the play in a lively discussion. Details for Come Early and Stay Late are available online.
One of the leading regional theaters in the country, Dallas Theater Center (DTC) performs to an audience of more than 120,000 North Texas residents annually. Founded in 1959, DTC is now a resident company of the AT&T Performing Arts Center and presents its Mainstage season at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, designed by REX/OMA, Joshua Prince-Ramus and Rem Koolhaas and at its original home, the Kalita Humphreys Theater, the only freestanding theater designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty and Managing Director Heather M. Kitchen, DTC produces a seven-play subscription series of classics, musicals and new plays and an annual production of A Christmas Carol; extensive education programs, including the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award-winning Project Discovery, SummerStage and partnerships with Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of the Arts and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts; and community outreach efforts including leading the DFW Foote Festival and recent collaborations with the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Public Library, Dallas Holocaust Museum, North Texas Food Bank, Dallas Opera, and Dallas Black Dance Theater. Throughout its history, DTC has produced many new works, including The Texas Trilogy by Preston Jones in 1978, Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men, adapted by Adrian Hall, in 1986, and recent premieres of FLY by Rajiv Joseph, Bill Sherman and Kirstin Childs; Fly by Night by Kim Rosenstock, Michael Mitnick and Will Connolly; Giant by Michael John LaChiusa and Sybille Pearson; The Trinity River Plays by Regina Taylor; the revised It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Charles Strouse and Lee Adams; Give It Up! (now titled Lysistrata Jones and recently on Broadway) by Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn; Sarah, Plain and Tall by Julia Jordan, Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin; and The Good Negro by Tracey Scott Wilson.