Full Length Play
More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - 1920s
Settings Of Play - In the living room of "Gillette Castle," home of William Gillette, in southern Connecticut. April 1922.
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Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
In this mystery/thriller which has delighted audiences nationwide, it is April 1922 and the cast of William Gillette’s latest Broadway revival of "Sherlock Holmes" has assembled for a weekend of relaxation at his magnificent medieval castle on a bluff overlooking the Connecticut River. For entertainment, actor-manager, playwright and heart-throb William Gillette, best known for his 30-year portrayal of the famous crime sleuth Sherlock Holmes, has arranged a séance. Now the scene is set for his greatest role. Someone is trying to murder Gillette and he suspects it is one of his guests. Intrepid, eccentric and wildly romantic, Gillette plans to solve the case himself à la Sherlock Holmes.
"Zestfully trots out all the classic murder mystery devices: shots in the dark and darkly held secrets, deathbed letters, guns and knives and bottles bashed over the head, ghosts and hiders behind curtains and misbegotten suspicions. There are moments when you'll jump. Guaranteed." - The Telegraph
"A Sherlock Holmes whodunnit kind of mystery packed with suspects and tinged with suspense and laughter." - The London Times
was first presnted at the American Stage Festival in Miford, New Hampshire in July, 1983. Directed by Larry Carpenter.