Holmes Takes the Stage Jan. 10 in Sherlock Solo in NYC

News   Holmes Takes the Stage Jan. 10 in Sherlock Solo in NYC
The game's afoot — again — starting Jan. 10 when Sherlock Solo, a world premiere featuring master detective Sherlock Holmes, written and performed by Victor L. Cahn, plays Theatre Row in Manhattan.

Eric Parness directs the solo play about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famed Victorian London detective. Resonance Ensemble presents the staging Jan. 10-Feb. 2, at Theatre Row's Kirk Theatre, 410 W. 42nd St. Opening is Jan. 14.


The play is subtitled An Original Presentation by the Master Detective.

According to Resonance, "Sherlock Solo brings the great detective — Sherlock Holmes, played by Victor L. Cahn — out of retirement to tell the story of a previously undisclosed case that unfolded during the absence of his customary narrator, Dr. Watson, involving a mysterious woman who proves to be an unsettling presence in Holmes' life."

Parness is Resonance Ensemble's artistic director. The design team includes Sarah B. Brown (set design), Pamela Kupper (lighting design), Sidney Shannon (costume design) and Nick Moore (sound design). Victor L. Cahn has written several works produced Off-Broadway, including Fit to Kill, Roses in December and Embraceable Me. Cahn has appeared onstage with Home Made Theater, Curtain Call Theatre, Albany Civic Theater, Schenectady Civic Players, Cohoes Music Hall, Hubbard Hall and Theater Voices. He is professor of English at Skidmore College and author of books on Shakespeare, Tom Stoppard and Harold Pinter.

Performances will be Thursdays at 8 PM, Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 PM & 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM (with an added performance on Monday, Jan. 14 at 7 PM). Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or on-line at www.ticketcentral.com.

For additional details, please visit www.resonanceensemble.org.


Under the artistic direction of Parness and managing direction of Rachel Reiner, Resonance Ensemble "is dedicated to developing new theatrical work inspired by the timelessness and universalism of the classics, and to producing resonating groups of theatrical presentations that echo across countless cultures and eras to confront themes and ideas significant to audiences of today."

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