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Sherlock Holmes & The Adventure of the Speckled Band

 Date: 10/21/2017
 Starting Time: 7:00:00 PM
 Ending Time: 8:00:00 PM

A mysterious death...a strange sound...only the famous detective Sherlock Holmes can crack this case!

You are in the studio audience for this 1920 live action radio drama performed by the East Haddam Stage Company. Using Connecticut native William Gillette's actual script (originally broadcast in October 1930 in NYC), four actors portray seven characters and employ a complete sound efffects table to give you the thrill of this chilling story. This one-hour presentation starts with a an introduction by producing aartistic director Kandie Carle, who will reveal how the script was discovered and explore the culture of early 20th-century radio shows. The 30-minute radio show will be followed by a Q&A.

(A little Farmington trivia: Actor William Gillette was famous for his theater protrayal of Sherlock Holmes. HIs mother was from Farmington and he is buried in Farmington's Riverside Cemetery. His playful and theatrical home is part of Gillette Castle State Park in Haddam).


Admission is $10 person. Registration is required to secure a seat. Walk-ins will be accommodated if there are open seats at the time of the performance.