Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Lifeline Theatre's MISS HOLMES Adds Four Week Extension, Through November 27

To accommodate extraordinary ticket demand, Lifeline Theatre announces seventeen added performances of its Jeff Recommended and critically-acclaimed production of Miss Holmes, a new play by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Christopher M. Walsh (Non-Equity Jeff nomination: New Adaptation, A Tale of Two Cities), and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Paul S. Holmquist (Non-Equity Jeff Award: Best Production-Play, The Island of Dr. Moreau; Non-Equity Jeff nomination: Director-Musical, The Robber Bridegroom, Griffin Theatre), inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Miss Sherlock Holmes, possessor of one of the greatest deductive minds of her generation, finds herself regularly incarcerated for behaviors deemed abnormal in a "respectable" lady. Miss Dorothy Watson struggles to make a difference at the only hospital in England that will hire female doctors. These unconventional women, trapped in an era that refuses to accept them, must forge a bond of trust and work together to uncover the secrets surrounding a corrupt police investigator whose wives have a habit of turning up dead. A thrilling murder mystery that re-introduces familiar characters from the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle under a brand new light, in a world premiere production. The production runs two hours and fifteen minutes with one intermission. A collection of Sherlock Holmes stories is on sale in the lobby.

UPDATED CLOSING DATE: Miss Holmes now runs through November 27 (no performance on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, and no 4 p.m. matinees on Saturday, Nov. 19 or Saturday, Nov. 26) at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. (free parking and shuttle; see below). Performance times are Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 4 p.m.

Ticket prices are $40 for regular single tickets, $30 for active and retired military personnel (with ID), $30 for seniors (age 65+), $20 for students (with ID), and $20 for rush tickets (available half hour before show time, subject to availability). Group rate for 12 or more is available upon request. Tickets may be purchased at the Lifeline Theatre Box Office, 773.761.4477, or by visitingwww.lifelinetheatre.com.

The complete cast and production team for Miss Holmes includes:

CAST: Lifeline Theatre ensemble members Chris Hainsworth (Mycroft Holmes) and Katie McLean Hainsworth (Sherlock Holmes); with guest artists LaQuin Groves (Edwin Greener/ Superintendent), Abie Irabor (Mrs. Hudson/Dr. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson/Eudora Featherstone), Christopher W. Jones (Inspector Lestrade), Kate Nawrocki (Lizzie Chapman/ Peggy/Martha), Tim Newell (Thomas Chapman, Oct. 29 through Nov. 27), Michael Reyes (Dr. Michael Stamford/Reginald),John Henry Roberts (Thomas Chapman, through Oct. 28), and Mandy Walsh (Dr. Dorothy Watson). With understudiesRasell Holt, Jhenai Mootz, Siobhan Reddy-Best, and Timothy Sullivan.
PRODUCTION TEAM: Lifeline Theatre ensemble members Paul S. Holmquist (Director), Elise Kauzlaric (Dialect Coach), Maren Robinson (Dramaturg), and Christopher M. Walsh (Playwright); with guest artists Becky Bishop (Stage Manager), Morgan Gire (Assistant Stage Manager), Andrew Hansen (Original Music and Sound Designer), Lavina Jadhwani (Casting Director), Jordan Kardasz (Lighting Designer), Holly McCauley (Properties Designer), Sam Moryoussef (Master Electrician), Greg Poljacik (Fight Choreographer), Joe Schermoly (Technical Director), Rachel M. Sypniewski (Costume Designer), Emily Wills (Assistant Director), and Ashley Ann Woods (Scenic Designer).
Lifeline Theatre presents Miss Holmes, now running through November 27 (no performance on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, and no 4 p.m. matinees on Saturday, Nov. 19 or Saturday, Nov. 26) at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. (free parking and shuttle; see below). Performance times are Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 4 p.m. Ticket prices are $40 for regular single tickets, $30 for active and retired military personnel (with ID), $30 for seniors (age 65+), $20 for students (with ID), and $20 for rush tickets (available half hour before show time, subject to availability). Group rate for 12 or more is available upon request. Tickets may be purchased at the Lifeline Theatre Box Office, 773.761.4477, or by visiting www.lifelinetheatre.com.

Lifeline Theatre is accessible by CTA (Red Line Morse stop/busses) and free parking is available at the designated lot west of the theatre (NE corner of Morse and Ravenswood) with free shuttle service before and after the show. Street parking is also available. Lifeline is accessible to wheelchair users and visitors who need to avoid stairs.

Now in its 34th season, Lifeline Theatre is driven by a passion for story. Our ensemble process supports writers in the development of literary adaptations and new work, and our theatrical and educational programs foster a lifelong engagement with literature and the arts. A cultural anchor of Rogers Park, we are committed to deepening our connection to an ever-growing family of artists and audiences, both near and far. Lifeline Theatre - Big Stories, Up Close.

Lifeline Theatre's programs are partially supported by Alphawood Foundation; Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation; The Chicago Community Trust; The Common Cup; Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation; FGMK LLC; Flex Print, Inc.; Lloyd A. Fry Foundation; The Grover Hermann Foundation; Illinois Arts Council Agency; MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince; The Polk Bros. Foundation; Rogers Park Social; S&C Foundation; The Shubert Foundation; and the annual support of businesses and individuals.



Terence L. Cranerts New Musical THE LINCOLNS OF SPRINGFIELD To Open in Illinois This Summe Photo
Terence L. Cranert's stirring new musical for the whole family, THE LINCOLNS OF SPRINGFIELD, premieres in Springfield, Illinois, with sights set on New York.

Comedian Danny LoPriore to Perform at The Den Theatre in April Photo
The Den Theatre will present an evening of stand-up with comedian Danny LoPriore on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 7:30 pm on The Heath Mainstage.

Photos: First Look at Redtwist Theatres BABEL Photo
Redtwist Theatre is presenting the second production of its 2023 season, Babel, written by Jacqueline Goldfinger and directed by Redtwist Associate Artistic Director Rinska Carrasco-Prestinary, playing through April 30, at Redtwist Theatre. Check out photos from the production here!

Photos: Idle Muse Presents THE LAST QUEEN OF CAMELOT Opening Tomorrow Photo
Idle Muse Theatre Company presents the world premiere of The Last Queen of Camelot, adapted and directed by Artistic Director Evan Jackson, now playing through April 23 at The Edge Off-Broadway Theater, 1133 W Catalpa Ave. See photos from the production!


More Hot Stories For You


Terence L. Cranert's New Musical THE LINCOLNS OF SPRINGFIELD To Open in Illinois This SummerTerence L. Cranert's New Musical THE LINCOLNS OF SPRINGFIELD To Open in Illinois This Summer
March 27, 2023

Terence L. Cranert's stirring new musical for the whole family, THE LINCOLNS OF SPRINGFIELD, premieres in Springfield, Illinois, with sights set on New York.

Comedian Danny LoPriore to Perform at The Den Theatre in AprilComedian Danny LoPriore to Perform at The Den Theatre in April
March 27, 2023

The Den Theatre will present an evening of stand-up with comedian Danny LoPriore on Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 7:30 pm on The Heath Mainstage.

Photos: First Look at Redtwist Theatre's BABELPhotos: First Look at Redtwist Theatre's BABEL
March 26, 2023

Redtwist Theatre is presenting the second production of its 2023 season, Babel, written by Jacqueline Goldfinger and directed by Redtwist Associate Artistic Director Rinska Carrasco-Prestinary, playing through April 30, at Redtwist Theatre. Check out photos from the production here!

Photos: Idle Muse Presents THE LAST QUEEN OF CAMELOT Opening TomorrowPhotos: Idle Muse Presents THE LAST QUEEN OF CAMELOT Opening Tomorrow
March 24, 2023

Idle Muse Theatre Company presents the world premiere of The Last Queen of Camelot, adapted and directed by Artistic Director Evan Jackson, now playing through April 23 at The Edge Off-Broadway Theater, 1133 W Catalpa Ave. See photos from the production!

Photos: The Artistic Home Presents DYING FOR IT By Moira BuffiniPhotos: The Artistic Home Presents DYING FOR IT By Moira Buffini
March 24, 2023

The Artistic Home presents Moira Buffini’s comedy Dying For It, directed by Monica Payne, playing March 18 – April 23, 2023 at The Den’s Bookspan Theatre. See first look photos from the production.