East Lynne Theater Company presents “Sherlock Holmes’ Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle”


“The question is the sequence of events leading from the jewel-case at one end, to the stomach of a goose at the other.”

Holmes is speaking to Watson as they begin an investigation that might save an innocent man from prison.

Step back in time on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., October 25–26 and November 1–2, when East Lynne Theater Company presents Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “Sherlock Holmes’ Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle” in the style of a radio broadcast, complete with live sound effects and commercials just like the Sherlock Holmes’ 1930-1950 NBC radio series. Craig Wichman, founder of Quicksilver Radio Theater, adapted the script.

Tom Byrn is portraying Holmes, and Fred Velde returns as Dr. Watson. Byrn has worked with ELTC since 2009, most notably in “Mr. Lincoln.” Velde has appeared in several ELTC shows, including “Anna Christie.”  

Portraying several roles apiece are Veronique Hurley and Mat Labotka. In ELTC’s recent production of “The Rainmaker,” they portrayed Lizzie Curry and File.

Also taking on several roles are Robert LeMaire, who played Teddy in ELTC’s “Arsenic and Old Lace,” and Gayle Stahlhuth, who was Aunt Martha in the same production. LeMaire is once more operating the sound effects, and Stahlhuth also directed.

Performances are at The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, located at 500 Hughes Street. Tickets are $28; $20 for students and military; and ages 12 and under are free. For information and reservations, call 609-884-5898, email eastlynneco@aol.com, or visit www.eastlynnetheater.org. 

Next up is “A Celebration of Judy Garland” on November 4 at Aleathea’s Restaurant, located at 7 Ocean Street.