Arizona Theatre Company Presents World Premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s ‘Holmes and Watson’
Thrilling New Mystery from Writer of ATC Smash Hit “Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club” and film “Mr. Holmes”
Even after his supposed “death” at Reichenbach Falls, the great detective kept his hold on the world through the frauds, fakes and charlatans claiming to be him, forcing the loyal Dr. Watson to find the truth in Arizona Theatre Company’s world premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s Holmes and Watson.
This thrilling new mystery from the celebrated writer of ATC smash hits Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, will play at the Temple of Music and Art In Tucson from April 15 through May 5 and at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix from May 11-28.
Arizona Theatre Company’s 50th anniversary season is sponsored by I. Michael and Beth Kasser.
The final show of the 2016-17 season, directed by ATC Artistic Director David Ira Goldstein, finds Dr. Watson at a remote mental asylum on an island off the Scottish coast, where three recently admitted men claim to be the late detective. Each matches Holmes’s physical description and knows secrets only the real Holmes could possibly
know. Watson heads to the asylum to confront the three, convinced that one of them must be the real Holmes. As he investigates, Watson is drawn into a web of intrigue, murder and surprise revolving around what really happened at Reichenbach Falls in the fateful confrontation between Holmes and the criminal mastermind, Professor Moriarty.
“This is the fourth time in the last ten years I’ve had the pleasure to direct a world premiere by Jeffrey Hatcher,” Goldstein said. “And, each time has been a wonderful adventure. Holmes and Watson is Jeffrey’s very rich take on a ‘locked-room mystery’ full of surprise, disguise, deduction, unexpected twists and mind-bending surprises. I do have one request of our audiences: Shhhh … once you know the ending … don’t give it away!”
Ticket prices are $25-$64 and are available in-person in Tucson at the Temple of Music and Art box office or by calling (520) 622-2823. Tickets are available in-person in Phoenix at the Herberger Theater Center, or by calling (602) 256-6995 or online for performances in both cities at www.arizonatheatre.org.
For more information call (520) 622-2823 in Tucson, (602) 256-6995 in Phoenix or visit www.arizonatheatre.org.
Director: David Ira Goldstein
Scenic Design: John Ezell
Costume Designer: Matthew LeFebvre
Lighting Designer: Don Darnutzer
Sound Designer: Brian Jerome Peterson
Composer: Roberta Carlson
Projection Designer: Jeffrey Teeter
Fight Coordinator: David Barker
Dialect Coach: David Morden
Production Stage Manager: Glenn Bruner
Herberger Theater Center
222 E. Monroe St.
Previews Begin: Thursday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Opening Night: Saturday, May 13 at 8 p.m.
Closing Performance: Sunday, May 28 at 1 p.m.
Ticket prices are $25-$64 and are available in-person at the Temple of Music and Art box office or via phone at (520) 622-2823; or at the Herberger Theater Center box office or by calling (602) 256-6995 in Phoenix. Tickets also can be purchased online at www.arizonatheatre.org.
About Arizona Theatre Company:
Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) is the preeminent fully professional theatre in the state of Arizona committed to inspiring, engaging, and entertaining - one moment, one production, and one audience at a time. Boasting the largest seasonal subscriber base in the performing arts in Arizona, ATC is the only resident company in the U.S. that is fully based in two cities providing its wide array of programming and community outreach across the region. Now in its 50th season, more than 130,000 people a year attend our performances at the historic Temple of Music and Art in Tucson, and the elegant Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix. Each season of home-grown productions reflects the rich variety of world drama—from classics to contemporary plays, from musicals to new works—along with a wide array of community outreach programs, educational opportunities, access initiatives and new play programs. Designated The State Theatre of Arizona, ATC is led by Artistic Director David Ira Goldstein and a dedicated Board of Trustees.