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Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily

Nov 16, 2017@8:00 pm Dec 17, 2017@8:00 pm

Theatre 40 Brochure

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of The Jersey Lily”: Los Angeles Premiere engagement begins at Theatre 40 on November 16.


            England’s greatest actress and national treasure Lillie Langtry is the target of blackmail in a sex scandal that threatens to bring down the British monarchy. The perpetrator of this extortion is the vilest fiend ever to walk the streets of London, Professor Moriarty. Three men team up in an attempt to thwart the foul misdeed: The Great Detective, Sherlock Holmes; his friend, John H. Watson, M.D.; and the playwright, Oscar Wilde. Can these three succeed in stopping the arch-villain when Scotland Yard cannot?

            Katie Forgette is the playwright. Her other plays include Cindy Rella; Everybody’s a Critic; Evidence of Things Unseen; A Facility for Living; and The O’Conner Girls. She cites the 1899 play Sherlock Holmes by William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as one of the inspirations for her own Holmes play. Most of her professional career, however, has been spent as an actress with the Seattle Repertory.

            Jules Aaron directs the new Theatre 40 production. Jules is one of Los Angeles’ most honored directors, the recipient of over thirty awards for his work directing over 250 stage and television productions. Last season, he directed Separate Tables and the West Coast Premiere of The Consul, the Tramp and America’s Sweetheart. In the previous season, he directed A Shred of Evidence and Rod Serling’s Patterns at Theatre 40.

            The cast for Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily includes Martin Thompson as Sherlock Holmes, John Wallace Combs as Dr. Watson, Melissa Collins as Lillie Langtry, Scott Facher as Oscar Wilde, David Buzatta as Professor Moriarty, and Alison Blanchard, Anibal Silverya, and Shawn Savage.

            Assistant director: Roger Weiss. Lighting design: Ric Zimmerman. Sound design: Joseph “Sloe” Slawinski. Costume design: Michèle Young.  Set design: Jeff G. Rack. Stage manager: Don Solosan. Assistant stage manager :Richard Carner.

            Holmes fans, rejoice! The game’s afoot!


Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily. Los Angeles Premiere engagement of a mystery/ thriller

Written by Katie Forgette
Directed by Jules Aaron
Produced by David Hunt Stafford for Theatre 40

Theatre 40, in the Reuben Cordova Theatre
241 S. Moreno Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

(There is ample free parking beneath the theater. Theatre 40 is Beverly Hills’ professional theatre company. The venue is on the campus of Beverly Hills High School.

November 16- December 17, 2017. Thurs.- Fri.-Sat. at 8:00, Sun. at 2:00
The performance on Friday, November 17 begins at 7:00

Also, Mondays at 8:00 p.m. on December 4 and December 11

Dark on November 23 and November 24 (Thanksgiving)

Admission: $30

(see below for reservations and additional information below)

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Nov 16, 2017@8:00 pm
Dec 17, 2017@8:00 pm
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Reuben Cordova Theatre
241 S. Moreno Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 91212 United States
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(310) 364-0535
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