Mysterious Circumstances (play 2019)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
Mysterious Circumstances (2019)

Mysterious Circumstances is an American play, written by Michael Mitnick and directed by Matt Shakman, performed by the Geffen Playhouse Theater at the Gil Cates Theater (Los Angeles, CA, USA) from 11 june to 21 july 2019, starring Austin Durant as Arthur Conan Doyle, Alan Tudyk as Sherlock Holmes and Ramiz Monsef as Dr. Watson.

Inspired by The New Yorker article Mysterious Circumstances: The Strange Death of a Sherlock Holmes Fanatic by David Grann, the play centers around the story of the mysterious death of Richard Lancelyn Green, the world's foremost scholar on Sherlock Holmes. After spending two decades searching for the missing papers of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Green came close to unlocking the secrets behind Holmes' creator when he tracked down an elusive box which was said to be cursed.


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Mysterious Circumstances (2019)


  • Director : Matt Shakman
  • Playwright : Michael Mitnick
  • Set Designer : Brett J. Banakis
  • Costume Designer : E.B. Brooks
  • Lighting Designer : Elizabeth Harper
  • Music & Sound Design : Jonathan Snipes
  • Projection Designers : Kaitlyn Pietras, Jason H. Thompson
  • Illusion Designers : Francis Menotti, David Kwong
  • Dramaturg : Amy Levinson
  • Production Stage Manager : Brooke Baldwin
  • Assistant Stage Manager : Lizzie Thompson, Ross Jackson
  • Casting Director : Phyllis Schuringa