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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, appriopriate for audience ages 10 and up, 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.

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!

The cast includes Conor Clark, Bryan Davidowicz, George Goetschel, Darren Hill, Sophia Menendian, JoAnn Montemurro, Charlotte Ostrow, Tyler Rich, Symphony Sanders, Dan Toot, and Evan Voboril. The creative team includes director Michael Menendian, set designer Gene Franco, costume designer Alaina Moore, lighting designer Justin Castellano and stage manager Kiley Morgan.

Tickets and information are available at or 773-338-2177.

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!

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose, adapted from the original story "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and written for the stage by Michael Menendian and John Weagly. Directed by Raven Artistic Director Michael Menendian. Preview: December 12, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. (Please note - no perforrmance Wednedsay, December 11 as previously announced). Press Performance Friday, December 13 at 7:30 pm. Regular run: December 13 - 29, 2013, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm. All performances take place on Raven Theatre's East Stage, 6157 N. Clark. Tickets are $20, (Students, Seniors & Raven Subscribers: $15). Free parking is provided in a lot adjacent to the theatre; additional street parking is available. Raven Theatre is handicapped accessible. Tickets/information: 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.

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