HOLMES AND WATSON to Make Midwest Premiere Next Month at Milwaukee Rep
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents the Midwest Premiere of Holmes and Watson, by Jeffery Hatcher in the Quadracci Powerhouse, November 14 - December 17.
Holmes and Watson follows Dr. Watson when he's called upon to disprove the many frauds, fakes, and charlatans who have popped up all over the world claiming to be Sherlock Holmes following his "death" at Reichenbach Falls. Watson travels to a remote mental asylum where three men have recently been admitted, each claiming to be the late detective and matching his physical description. Watson must confront the men and figure out which one is the real Holmes. This thrilling new drama, by the celebrated writer of the movies Mr. Holmes and Stage Beauty, is next up in our series of popular mysteries like The Mousetrap and The 39 Steps.
Holmes and Watson features Mark Corkins (In Tandem Theatre's Lamps for My Family), Grant Goodman (Pride and Prejudice), Ryan Imhoff (The Glass Menagerie), Maggie Kettering (Peninsula Players Theatre's Lend Me A Tenor), Norman Moses (Skylight's La Cage Aux Folles), Eric Damon Smith (Gutenberg! The Musical) and Rex Young (Benito Cereno).
Holmes and Watson is directed by former Rep Artistic Director of 17 years (1993-2010), Joseph Hanreddy. The creative team includes scenic design by Bill Clarke (The Foreigner) costume design by Karin Simonson Kopischke (Skylight's Violet), lighting design by Michael Chybowski (The Clean House), projection design by Mike Tutaj (BBC Proms/Halle Orchestra's From the New World), sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (Steppenwolf Theatre's Visiting Edna), fight direction by Ben Kahre (The Who & The What) and Clare Arena Haden (Guys and Dolls) as dialect coach.
Holmes and Watson begins performances November 14 and runs through December 17 in the Quadracci Powerhouse. Opening night is set for Friday, November 17 at 8pm. Tickets can be purchased online at www.MilwaukeeRep.com, by phone at 414-224-9490 or in person at the Ticket Office (108 E. Wells Street).
Talks and Events:
Rep-in-Depth: a pre-show conversation with a member of the cast or creative team. Rep-in-Depth occurs approximately 45 minutes before curtain for every performance.
TalkBacks: a discussion with members of the cast and artistic team following the 2pm performance on the following Wednesdays November 29 and December 6.
For more information on these events, visit www.MilwaukeeRep.com/Tickets--Events/Events.
Audio-Described Performance: Tuesday, November 21, at 6:30 pm - the show will be described for patrons who are blind or have low vision.
American Sign Language Interpreted Performance: Thursday, December 7, at 7:30 pm - the show will be signed for patrons who are deaf or have low hearing.
Captioned Theater Performance: Sunday, December 10, at 2pm. Performance features a screen to the side of the stage displaying the actors' lines are they are spoken.
Veteran's Night: Wednesday, November 29, 7:30pm
Partnered with the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce, enjoy a performance of Holmes and Watson followed by a Panel discussion titled "Dr. Watson Is a Vet?! Representation of Veterans in the Media."
Milwaukee Rep is a nationally-recognized company that presents compelling dramas, powerful classics, award-winning contemporary works and full-scale musicals housed in its three unique performance venues - the Quadracci Powerhouse, Stiemke Studio and Stackner Cabaret. The Rep also produces an annual production of A Christmas Carol, featuring a World Premiere of a new adaptation in 2016, at the historic Pabst Theater. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mark Clements and Managing Director Chad Bauman, Milwaukee Repertory Theater ignites positive change in the cultural, social, and economic vitality of its community by creating world-class theater experiences that entertain, provoke, and inspire meaningful dialogue among an audience representative of Milwaukee's rich diversity.