The game begins at Paris Community Theater when the curtain rises on PCT’s production of Sherlock Holmes and the Suicide Club on Friday. The play is performed at PCT’s home, The Plaza Theatre, on the north side of the square in central Paris.
The author, Geoffrey Hatcher, blended the writings and characters of two famous British authors, Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Louis Sevenson, to create a fascinating whole unit with what one critic called a “wow-I-didn’t-see-that ending.”
In central London, some of Europe’s most powerful men gather to play the game. The game is about killing, and this is The Suicide Club. But the club has a new member, Sherlock Holmes: brilliant, thoughtful, the greatest detective in the world. Why does Holmes want to die? Can his friend Dr. Watson save him? Or does Holmes not want to be saved?
In the cast – Sherlock Holmes, Michael Hintz; Dr. John H. Watson, Jesse Hawn; Mr. Williams, Cody Amos; Club Secretary Mandy Wilson Hale; Mr. Henry, Michael Mosher: Mr. Richards, Michael Nicky: Mr. George, Gary O’Connor: Mr. Charles, Geoffrey Stewart: Mrs. Hudson, Sabrina Norwick-Cooper: Christian, Helen Mosher: Lucy, Sabrina Norwick-Cooper : Mr. Roundy, Dick Logie: Mycroft Holmes, Nate Logie; Inspector Micklewhite, Kevin Wickersham: The Fairy Woman, Jennifer Bacorn; and scene change lady, Lauren Corbell.
“We were fortunate to have a number of ‘newcomers’ with us in this production, some of whom were completely new to the theatre, and to me that epitomizes the spirit of ‘community,'” said director Tommy Stone. “This is probably the most innovative cast I’ve ever worked with. They faced challenges that would be daunting for even larger venues with large staffs and budgets. It was a great honor to work with them.”
Along with Stone, the team includes props/backstage manager Lisa Birdsong; backstage, Greg Dawson Cook; special props, Ken Walker, Jeffrey Stewart, Cody Amos and Michael Nickey; lights and sound, Andy Johnson; and assistant director Lauren Corbell.
Showtimes: 7:30pm Friday and Saturday and 2:30pm Sunday. Additional showings are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. on March 31 and April 1 and at 2:30 p.m. on April 2.
Tickets for Sherlock Holmes and the Suicide Club are available at pctonstage.com or by calling 903-784-0259.