Sherlock Holmes “Whodunit” Hits the Stage at Theater Company of Lafayette
Theater Company of Lafayette (TCL) will celebrate the spookiest of months in high Victorian style by staging the world premier of “Sherlock Holmes: John Watson’s Body” written by C.P. (Chris) Stancich, opening Halloween week, Oct. 26.
No stranger to murder mysteries, Stancich is the author of two previous Sherlock plays produced by TCL: “Doom of Devilsmore” (2008) and “Spinsters of Blackmeade” (2010), both published by Heuer Publishing.
“This is my fourth Sherlock Holmes collaboration with Chris,” says TCL Artistic Director Madge Montgomery. “We met when I directed his comic 10-minute play, ‘Denouement(s)’ in Tacoma, Washington in 1998. It was about a really bad day for Sherlock, as he fails time and again to solve a mystery. Stancich’s newest play, however, is true to the spirit of the original stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, with a classic-style detective story and lots of action and tongue-in-cheek humor. ‘John Watson’s Body’ explores the friendship between Holmes and Watson in a fresh and insightful way, against a backdrop of delightfully deceptive characters who are filled to the brim with secrets.”
Opening Night Special: All tickets $8 on Friday, Oct. 26
Theater Company of Lafayette
“Sherlock Holmes: John Watson’s Body”
This Sherlock Holmes world premier explores the friendship between Holmes and Watson in a fresh and insightful way, against a backdrop of delightfully deceptive characters.
Performances: Oct. 26 – Nov. 17
Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 2 p.m. – Nov. 4 and 11
Special student pricing – all student tickets are $10 online
Theater phone: 720-209-2154
@ Mary Miller Theater, 300 E. Simpson St., Lafayette
Photo L to R: Artemus Samarzlia-Martin, Jason Boughn, Don Thumim
Photo Credit: Brian Miller