It's "Elementary": David Arquette Will Star as a Steampunk Sherlock Holmes

News   It's "Elementary": David Arquette Will Star as a Steampunk Sherlock Holmes
David Arquette ("Friends", "Scream") will star as Victorian sleuth Sherlock Holmes in a newly imagined Sherlock Holmes at Chicago's Oriental Theatre Nov. 24-29. The production will also feature Michael Trevino as Dr. John Watson.

Sherlock Holmes was adapted by playwright Greg Kramer from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novels about a English detective with extraordinary deductive powers. Andrew Shaver will direct. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

Kramer's "Sherlock Holmes" premiered in Montreal in 2013 at the Segal Theatre. The production was directed by Shaver, who took on the position after Kramer's death. In a statement, Arquette said, "I am beyond excited to play one of the most loved characters in all literature, stage and screen, Sherlock Holmes. Some may think I'm an odd choice. I am. I'm odd, but thankfully so is he."

Producer Corey Ross said in a statement, "this production’s frequent laugh-out-loud moments, melodramatic mysteries and sometimes nightmarish moments proved irresistible, and I knew within ten minutes of the curtain going up that I wanted to produce the show for an extended commercial life after Montreal. The Steampunk costumes and brilliant set design –featuring projections on metal scrims – give the production a distinct modern edge, yet all the while, it remains quintessentially Sherlock Holmes. It’s both timeless and contemporary and audiences will enjoy the way it slyly hints at current events and today’s political culture."

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