My friend Kathleen and I celebrated her birthday a couple of days ago by attending the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park production of this fairly new play, a premier in our area – Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club.
We sat way down by the stage in the cheapest seats – Not sure why they are so cheap – we might have missed a tiny bit of the action, but to be so close to the stage is quite wonderful. This is an inventive, creative play, particularly appropriate for the centennial of the Great War / World War I.
Watching Sherlock Holmes throw himself on a chaise longue, back of his hand on his forehead, swooning in depression is worth the entire ticket. This production fits right in seamlessly into the Holmes canon and is terrific. Being a friend of hers, I particularly enjoyed Dale Hodges various roles, from the landlady Mrs. Hudson, to a lascivious madam, and a more demure walk-on near the end.
What a treat!