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Auditions

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Sherlock's Last Case
by Charles Marowitz

 

Directed by Candace Moore

Runs: April 20 – May 6
Rehearsals: begin Mar 5

 

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Audition Times

  • Sat, Feb 17, 3:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Sun, Feb 18, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location

Auditions will held at the theatre, 319 N. Gay Street [directions]. For more information, email info@theatreknoxville.com.

Available Roles

  • Sherlock Holmes – (30s–40s) Ascetic, dry humor, clever
  • Doctor Watson – (30s–50s) bumbly, subservient
  • Mrs. Hudson – (50s–60s) noisy, caring, Scots
  • Liza Moriarty – (20s) Attractive, red-head, sly, quite the actress
  • Inspector Lestrade – (50s) working class

Audition Requirements

  • A current headshot and resume are strongly encouraged but not required.
  • A monologue is not required. We will primarily do cold readings from the script.
  • Bring a detailed list of conflicts for March-May.

Synopsis

Picking up where the famous stories ended, the play centers on a death threat against Sherlock Holmes by the supposed son of his late nemesis, Professor Moriarty. Oddly enough, however, Holmes is warned of the plot by Moriarty's daughter, to whom Holmes (who turns out to be quite a ladies' man) is strongly attracted.

The plot then twists and turns until Holmes finds himself imprisoned in a dank cellar, trapped not by young Moriarty but, to his shocked surprise, by the good Dr. Watson—who, it turns out, has long been bitterly resentful of his second-class status as Holmes' lackey. After Holmes' demise Watson comes into his own, or seems to, until a number of impostors turn up claiming to be the real Sherlock Holmes. In sorting all this out the play mixes humor and suspense in equal amounts, leading to a stunning final twist that will surely catch audiences by complete and breath-stopping surprise.

"Sherlock's Last Case is certainly a wonder … throwing social consciousness to the wind and simply entertaining an audience with a delightful theatrical sleight-of-hand."
LA Daily News

"Part spoof, part loving tribute and all fun…"
The Register

"…the play combines light, occasionally absurd, humor with all the twists and turns of a first-rate whodunit."
Hollywood Progress

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