Step back in time on Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 26-27 and Nov. 2-3 at 8 p.m. when the award-winning East Lynne Theater Company presents Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “Sherlock Holmes’ Adventure of the Speckled Band” in the style of a radio broadcast, complete with live sound effects and commercials, just like the Sherlock Holmes’ radio series on NBC that premiered in 1930.
“The Speckled Band” was adapted by Craig Wichman, founder and producer of the nationally acclaimed Quicksilver Radio Theater. This script received the National Federation of Community Broadcasters’ “Gold Reel” for Radio Drama Award.
The cast, under the direction of Gayle Stahlhuth, includes Craig, portraying Holmes, and Lee O’Connor, who, after 10 years of playing the famous sleuth, is taking on the role of Dr. Watson. Returning to their usual roles are Marty McDonough as Dr. Roylott, Susan Tischler as Enid Stonor, Gayle Stahlhuth as Violet Stonor and Mrs. Hudson, and Rob LeMaire is once again playing several roles and operating the sound effects.
Performance venue is The First Presbyterian Church of Cape May, 500 Hughes St. Tickets are $28; $20 for full-time students and military; and anyone age 12 and under is free. Call (609) 884-5898 or visit www.eastlynnetheater.org. “Adventure of the Speckled Band” is part of MAC’s “Sherlock Holmes’ Weekends.”
A few tickets are still available for ELTC’s gala on Monday, Nov. 5 at Aleathea’s at The Inn of Cape May, this year titled “An Evening with Patsy Cline.” Contact the theater for details and tickets.