RAVEN THEATER PRESENTS CHRISTMAS RADIO PLAY
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose
adapted from the original story by Arthur Conan Doyle
radio play by Michael Menendian and John Weagly
December 16 and 17, at 8:00 p.m.
December 18 at 3:00 p.m.
All performances take place on Raven Theatre’s East Stage, 6157 N. Clark
Tickets are $15
Free parking is provided in a lot adjacent to the theatre; additional street parking is available
Tickets/information: www.raventheatre.com or 773-338-2177
CHICAGO – Raven Theater presents a live, radio-style presentation of Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose by Michael Menendian and John Weagly, adapted from one of the most popular of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories, “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle.” This delightful holiday mystery features Ian Novak and Frederick Harris in definitive performances as the famous detective and his ally Dr. Watson. The story concerns the disappearance of a gem called the Blue Carbuncle, which has been hidden inside a Christmas goose. Stolen from the Countess of Morcar, the jewel's trail leads Holmes and Watson all over wintry London and to a surprising conclusion. This holiday treat comes complete with live musical accompaniment, humorous commercials, and an audience sing-a-long.
Tickets and information are available at www.raventheatre.com or 773-338-2177.
The cast of Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose includes Larry Carani, Stacie Doublin, Frederick Harris, Dean La Prairie, Sophia Menendian, JoAnn Montemurro, Ian Novak, Kelli Strickland, and Anthony Tournis.
John Weagly (Co-Adaptor) has had plays produced by Strawdog Theatre, Second City, Circle Theatre, Artistic Home, Bailiwick, CollaborAction and numerous other companies both in the US and around the world. As a fiction writer, he’s been published in multiple languages and won several awards. His short story collection, The Undertow of Small Town Dreams came out in 2003 from Twilight Tales Publications and his new e-book, A Bucket of Boobs is available on Kindle. www.JohnWeagly.com
Michael Menendian (Co-Adaptor, Director), is a co-founding member and Producing Artistic Director of Raven Theatre, where he has directed and produced scores of productions since 1983. He has also written many of Raven’s Children’s Theatre productions, including Aesop’s Fables, The Duck, The Bird and The Pea! and Patchwork USA!
Founded in 1983, Raven Theatre is dedicated to breathing new life into American classics and exploring other works that illuminate the American experience, with occasional forays into world classics. In addition to its regular season, Raven produces a Workshop Series of new and experimental productions, as well as Take Flight, an Educational Outreach program, including teaching partnerships with various Chicago Public Schools, summer youth classes and original children’s shows performed at Raven Theatre.
Raven Theatre Company is funded in part by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, Polk Bros. Foundation, Yates-Feldman Foundation, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Alphawood Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The Saints, S & C Electric Company, City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Gould & Ratner LLP, and The Kinder Morgan Foundation.
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