Holmes for the Holidays: An Evening of Sherlock Holmes One Acts
From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
Holmes for the Holidays: An Evening of Sherlock Holmes One Acts is an American 2-act play written and directed by Cynthia Womack, and performed by the company The Actor's Collective of Monterey at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts Theatre (Carmel, CA, USA) in march and december 2015, starring Jeffrey T. Heyer as Sherlock Holmes and Clifford Gilkey as Dr. Watson. 90 minutes.
Initial staged reading at The Western Stage and Carl Cherry Center for the Arts Theatre.
(Left to Right Standing) Ron Cacas (Henry Baker, Breckinridge and Staples), Jeffrey T. Heyer (Sherlock Holmes), Thomas Burks (Dr. Watson), Fred Herro, Mary Spence (Land Lady of the Alpha Inn and Mrs. Hudson)
(Left to Right Seated) Nina Capriola (Mrs. Culverton Smith), Cynthia Womack, Nikki Moon (stage directions), Ari Edwards (Maggie Oakshott)
Cynthia Womack (director) and Jeffrey T. Heyer (Sherlock Holmes)
Jeffrey T. Heyer (Sherlock Holmes) and Nina Capriola (Mrs. Culverton Smith)
- Sherlock Holmes : Jeffrey T. Heyer
- Dr. John Watson : Clifford Gilkey
- Commissionaire Peterson : Alex Bush
- Henry Baker : Patrick McEvoy
- Breckenridge : Eric Wishnie
- James Ryder : Fred Herro
- Maggie Oakshott : Ari Edwards
- Mrs. Hudson : Maryanne Rousseau
- Mrs. Culverton Smith : Tara Lucido
- Staples (Smith's Maid) : Ari Edwards
- Lieutenant Morton : Eric Wishnie
- Windigate, Lanlord of Alpha Inn : Alex Bush
Acts / Scenes
- Act 1: Beginning with "The Case of The Blue Carbuncle" : During the Christmas holidays a war veteran hard-up for money brings a little case to Holmes purely to help another unfortunate. Holmes's deductions trigger surprising events that will change the veteran's fortunes—and Holmes's.
- Act 2: "The Dying Detective" : Dr. Watson must deal with a fatally infected Holmes and a meeting between his now desperate and rapidly failing friend, and the learned Culverton Smith. Is the Great Detective meeting with his possible savior or having a showdown with a deadly enemy?
- 7-8 march 2015 : Presented at the Western Stage's Springfest Studio Theater, Hartnell College (Salinas, CA, USA)
- 20-21 march 2015 : Cherry Hall Theater, Carl Cherry Center for the Arts (Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, USA)
- 4-13 december 2015 : idem.
- Cynthia Womack's website
- Photo credits : Melissa Chin Parker, Cynthia Womack