THE UNCANNY APPEARANCE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
The Uncanny Appearance of Sherlock Holmes is a carnival-style crime investigation filled with live original rock music, high-energy acrobatics, slapstick comedy antics, cross-dressing, and twentieth century philosophy. The play follows the world-famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, as he investigates the bizarre murders of Dr. Jeremy Nietzsche and Dr. Kevin Freud. To complicate matters, Holmes becomes embroiled in a competition of wits against a formidable female detective, Jacqueline Derrida. As the investigation progresses, the case begins to unravel, and so does the very fabric of Holmes's hyper-rational reality. This highly kinetic performance does not rely solely on narrative, as the performance is as much a rock concert as it is a play. The ensemble of actors doubles as a rock band and their original songs interlace with the narrative to reveal the inward spiral of Holmes's psycho-emotional disintegration. Written and directed by Brad Krumholz, the performance was created in collaboration with the actors/musicians Glenn Hall, Sarah Dey Hirshan, Brett Keyser, Tannis Kowalchuk, Ophra Wolf, and later with Liz Eckert.
The Uncanny Appearance of Sherlock Holmes premiered at NACL in February of 2007. It has played at Humber College in Toronto, The Artistic Ancestry Festival in New Orleans, and The NACL Catskill Festival of New Theatre. In 2008, the performance was produced at HERE Arts Center in New York City.
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