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Everyone’s favorite sleuth Sherlock Holmes spotted at MainStage Season of Science and Mystery


Dr. Moriarty unleashes many surprises on Sherlock Holmes in The Death and Life of Sherlock Holmes, opening at Galvin Playhouse on the ASU Tempe campus April 16.


Photo by Tim Trumble

March 30, 2010

Who
The ASU Herberger Institute School of Theatre and Film

What
The MainStage Season of Science and Mystery continues with a new look at one of the world’s most beloved detectives, Sherlock Holmes. The Death and Life of Sherlock Holmes is Suzan Zeder’s riff on the brilliant sleuth, and features all of the usual suspects – Dr. Watson as his faithful sidekick and the evil Dr. Moriarty as his nemesis. New characters also are included in this production, such as the venerable creator of the Holmes series, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who takes the stage along with his daughter, Mary. The play is a rollicking take-off on the Holmes mythology, with lots of twists and turns that vex and puzzle Holmes (and surprise audiences) along the way!

The April 24 matinee also features a Q-and-A with Zeder following the performance. A renowned writer of theatre for young people, Zeder penned this work in 1989, drawing on several of the most familiar Holmes stories to create a play that is part Doyle biography and part Holmes homage. It is suitable for youth, and mystery lovers of all ages will enjoy this production.

Where
Paul V. Galvin Playhouse, 51 E. 10th St., ASU Tempe campus

When
April 16, 22–23, 29–30 at 7:30 p.m.; April 17–18, 24*–25, May 1–2 at 2 p.m.
* A discussion with playwright Suzan Zeder follows this matinee performance.

Cost
$7–$22; Half-price tickets on the First Friday of any MainStage Season production; ASU faculty and staff get two-for-one on all full-priced MainStage performances.

Public Contact
Herberger Institute box office, 480.965.6447
School of Theatre and Film, 480.965.5337 
http://mainstage.asu.edu

The School of Theatre and Film in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University provides a comprehensive range of courses in performance and directing; design and production; new work development; theatre and performance studies; film; and theatre for youth. Its Theatre for Youth program is nationally ranked in the top three and the dramatic writing/playwriting program is ranked 15th among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. To learn more about the School of Theatre and Film, visit theatrefilm.asu.edu.

Media Contact:
Laurie A. Trotta Valenti
ASU Herberger Institute 
School of Theatre and Film
480.965.3381
laurie.trotta@asu.edu