The Adventure of the Clouded Crystal

by  Tim Kelly

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  2m, 2f

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Houdini are dear friends although the issue of spiritualism often causes them to argue. Doyle arranges a seance with a famed medium. Houdini plans to expose the medium as a fraud, but he doesn't count on the woman's cleverness. Sparks fly as the two battle with Sir Arthur …

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The Adventure of the Clouded Crystal

by  Tim Kelly

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Houdini are dear friends although the issue of spiritualism often causes them to argue. Doyle arranges a seance with a famed medium. Houdini plans to expose the medium as a fraud, but he doesn't count on the woman's cleverness. Sparks fly as the two battle with Sir Arthur and a woman reporter on the sidelines. Ultimately, Doyle and Houdini have a stormy scene and the magician finds he must retreat before the medium's skill and intelligence. They make a strange pact: to stay as far away from one another as possible. If Houdini behaves, she won't reveal his secret-- he believes Sherlock Holmes is a real person.
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Tim Kelly

Kelly was born in Saugus, Massachusetts on October 2, 1932. He graduated from Emerson College with a bachelor's degree and received a masters degree in play-writing from Yale University. His first stage play was Widow's Walk, published in the 1960s. At the same time, three of his plays opened: A Darker Flo ...

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