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Holiday Performance: A Baker Street Christmas Caper

Arthur Conan Doyle’s handwritten notes for the White company and Sir Nigel, c. 1905

Arthur Conan Doyle’s handwritten notes for the White Company and Sir Nigel, c. 1905, from the Newberry’s extensive collection of Doyleana.

A Theatrical Reading by the Shakespeare Project of Chicago
Saturday, December 15, 2018

10 to 11:30 am

Ruggles Hall

Free and open to the public; registration recommended
Open to the Public

Join us for a special holiday-themed morning.

Crime does not take a holiday during the Christmas season, as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson discover in The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story adapted for the stage by Shakespeare Project of Chicago artistic director Peter Garino. A few clues: a top hat, a “stuffed” Christmas goose, and a very precious stone that has gone missing. Featuring some of your favorite Shakespeare Project actors.

Before the play, enjoy free hot chocolate and holiday treats, and listen to a selection of English Christmas carols from the Victorian and Edwardian periods. Don’t miss this very special holiday program!

Cast: Gary Houston, John Kishline, Daniel Millhouse, Henry Michael Odum, Christopher Prentice, Danni Smith, Grace Smith. Crew: Peter Garino (adaptator and director), George Zahora (sound design and original music), Trent Dahlin (understudy). Vocalist: Danni Smith, accompanied by Martin Monahan.

Download a PDF flyer for this event to post and distribute, and explore the Newberry’s extensive C. Frederick Kittle Collection of Doyleana, 1836-2000.

Running time with a brief intermission will be about one hour, 15 minutes.

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Cost and Registration Information 

Registration and the wait list for this program are full.

Walk-ins will be admitted 10 minutes before the event begins. People with disabilities and other accessibility concerns can request to be seated first. To reserve an access-friendly space in the room, email publicprograms@newberry.org at least 48 hours before the event.

People with disabilities and other accessibility concerns can request to be seated first. To reserve an access-friendly space in the room, email publicprograms@newberry.org at least 48 hours before the event. Seats arranged in this way will be held until 10 minutes before the event starts.

Questions? Contact us at publicprograms@newberry.org or 312-255-3610.