Everyone knows Scrooge and Mr. Potter, but can the holiday spirit work its magic on everyone's favorite man of mystery? Back for a fourth year, 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, December 10-January 4. The story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has been adapted for the stage by Raven Theatre's co-Artistic Director Michael Menendian and John Weagly. With a dash of Christmas intrigue and a heap of good will, Raven's holiday offering is fun for the whole family!

Due to popular demand, Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Goose will have an expanded schedule this holiday season. Performances are Wednesday-Sunday. Visit www.raventheatre.com or 773-338-2177 for performance times. All performances take place on Raven Theatre's East Stage, 6157 N. Clark

Tickets are $20, (Students, Seniors & Raven Subscribers: $15) and can be purchased on the Raven Theatre website.

Free parking is provided in a lot adjacent to the theatre; additional street parking is available

Raven Theatre is handicapped accessible

Appropriate for audiences 10 and up.

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.

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, including Aesop's Fables, The Duck, The Bird and The Pea! and Patchwork USA!

Tickets/information: www.raventheatre.com or 773-338-2177

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.

Raven's education and outreach programming is generously funded by Polk Bros Foundation, Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, REAM Foundation and Kinder Morgan Foundation.

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