‘Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure’ opens at Lake Dillon Theatre
IF YOU GO
What: “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure”
When: Tuesdays through Sundays, Nov. 20 to Dec. 13
Where: Lake Dillon Theatre Company
Cost: Tickets are $30-$33 for adults and $22 for students and may be purchased by visiting the Lake Dillon Theatre Company website www.lakedillontheatre.org or by calling at (970) 513-9386.
The Lake Dillon Theatre Company closes its 2015 theater season with “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure,” a fast-moving theatrical mystery for the stage.
“‘Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure’ is about the last great caper for Holmes and Watson,” said actor David Oliver Nelson, who plays Sherlock Holmes, in a statement. “This adaptation finds Holmes at the end of his career, Watson has married and moved on with his practice and we meet Holmes’ greatest adversary, professor James Moriarty. Caught up in the mix is another challenge for Holmes, his feelings for the cunning and independent opera diva, Miss Irene Adler. All of this converges at Reichenbach Falls, where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Holmes’ creator, brings a supposed end to the great detective.”
A RECOGNIZABLE STORY
“In fitting with our 21st theater season’s theme of presenting recognizable characters in new stories and situations, ‘Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure’ presents a different side to the great detective,” said producing artistic director Chris Alleman, in a statement. “This is a new adaptation of the original ‘Sherlock Holmes and The Final Adventure’ play written by William Gillett and Arthur Conan Doyle in the late 1800s. Even though we have put a contemporary feel on the show, it still feels traditional to the original time and location.”
“The story hits the ground running and flows from one scene to the next with no break in the action,” said Nelson. “We see a more personal side to Holmes as he contemplates his feelings for Miss Adler and looks back on his relationship with his old friend, Dr. John Watson.”
“In ‘The Final Adventure,’ we get to see Holmes as a human being,” said actor Thomas Daniels, who plays Moriarty. “Whereas in most other stories, we fully expect him to come out on top, ‘The Final Adventure’ gives us liberty to fear the superhero has been defeated.”
Actor Molly Mermelstein is returning to The Lake Dillon Theatre after performing in this summer’s musical “La Cage Aux Folles.”
“While it’s exciting to watch Sherlock use his fierce intellect to talk his way out of any situation, it’s infinitely more thrilling to see him, despite himself, struck speechless,” she said.
Daniels said these adaptations “allow us to imagine Holmes in places, times and situations which perhaps we would never consider and they are valuable additions to the legend.”
THE FINAL ADVENTURE
This play does not only mark the final adventure of Sherlock Holmes, but will also be the final fully-produced play in the Lake Dillon Theatre Company’s current facility in Dillon.
The Lake Dillon Theatre Company has entered into a partnership with the town of Silverthorne to build a new performing arts facility for 2017. The Lake Dillon Theatre Company is getting ready to embark on a journey across the county, stopping first at the Outlets at Silverthorne for the 2016 season, before moving into the newly constructed Silverthorne Performing Arts Center in 2017.
“The Lake Dillon Theatre Company is thrilled to be celebrating the end of 21 years in the historic building in Dillon with this gleeful whodunit, that’s both deeply original and an expert homage to danger, intrigue, wit, and all things ‘Holmesian,’” said Alleman.
“Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure” opens Nov. 20 and runs Tuesdays through Sundays through Dec. 13. Tickets are $30-$33 for adults and $22 for students and may be purchased by visiting the Lake Dillon Theatre Company website http://www.lakedillontheatre.org or by calling at (970) 513-9386.
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