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VIDEO: Preview Peninsula Players' MISS HOLMES

Peninsula Players Theatre opened the riveting murder mystery "Miss Holmes," by Christopher M. Walsh, based on the characters by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on Wednesday, July 4. In this deadly and thrilling story, Walsh's Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are intelligent and independent women in 19th Century England.

Neither woman abides by the conventions of the times. Instead, they forego domestic accomplishments in the pursuit of helping other women in peril. Trapped in an era that refuses to accept them, these unconventional women work together to uncover the secrets surrounding the past of a high-ranking and corrupt Scotland Yard investigator whose previous two wives turned up dead.

Miss Holmes possesses one of the greatest deductive minds of her generation, and Dr. Dorothy Watson struggles to make a difference at the only hospital in London that will hire female doctors. Their investigation into mysterious deaths is made even more difficult by a rigid Victorian society that does not condone two women who challenge the societal norms of their day. Peninsula Players veterans Cassandra Bissell and Maggie Kettering reprise their roles as Sherlock and Dr. Watson from the winter play reading series.

"Miss Holmes" perform Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7:30 p.m., except for Sunday, July 22 at 4 p.m. A post-show discussion will be held Tuesday, July 10 with the creative team and cast and Saturday, July 14 when playwright Christopher M. Walsh joins the discussion. For information or tickets phone the Box Office at (920) 868-3287 or visit

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