Event—Public Programming

Holiday Performance: A Baker Street Christmas Caper


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

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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