COMMENTARY: Sherlock Holmes and the West End Horror

Anthony and Marcia Milgrom Dodge’s Sherlock Holmes & the West End Horror bills itself as a loving pastiche of all things Sherlock. Its cast of characters features Holmes and Watson alongside an assortment of cultural figures from late-19th-century London, such as Gilbert & Sullivan, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, and George Bernard Shaw. What kind of sparks will fly as Holmes and Watson mingle alongside celebrated Shakespearean actress Ellen Terry, or engage in a duel of wits with Wilde? How will they respond when confronted by Holmes superfan H.G Wells? The theme of history vs. fiction is a big one for this play. “It’s a 21st-century play, based on 20th century characters, based on 19th century stories,” director Lauren Stiers wrote […]

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Q&A: The Crucible directors Jake Pitre and Keith Hickey

Sock ’n’ Buskin’s latest production, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, opened last weekend, and continues its run from Jan. 28—Jan 30. The play is co-directed by two journalism students, Keith Hickey and Jake Pitre. Both actors appeared in last year’s Sock ‘n’ Buskin’ production of The Mouse That Roared, and this is the directorial debut of both students. The Charlatan spoke to the pair on flipping a classic, collaborating with the cast, and what characters they identify with. The Charlatan (TC): To start off, how are things going? Jake Pitre (JP): Good, going well. TC: How has it been directing for the first time in your lives? JP: It has been very stressful but very exciting at the same time. I […]

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