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Phone: (509) 527-2561

11/21/13 2:40 pm Age: 2 yrs

wwudrama to Present New Take on Classic Tales


December Production Will Combine the Stories of Sherlock and Scrooge

This December, wwudrama (Walla Walla University Drama), will be presenting "Sherlock and the Case of the Christmas Carol." All of the performances will be given in Village Hall on the campus of Walla Walla University.

Sherlock Holmes and Ebenezer Scrooge morph into one in this delightful meeting of two literary icons of the Victorian Era. Seattle playwright John Longenbaugh has ingeniously woven together the beloved works of Dickens and Doyle in a new take on the classic tale that reminds us of our common humanity.

With the death of his nemesis Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes finds solving the pedantic crimes of ordinary Londoners dull and boring. He seeks solace in his chemistry experiments shunning all social interactions, including those of friend and colleague Dr. Watson. On Christmas Eve, Holmes is visited by the ghost of Moriarty who warns Holmes that he is heading toward damnation and foretells a visit by three spirits. Can Holmes deduce the correct meaning of the scenes the spirits show him from his past, present, and future in time to change his ways and the horrific future they lead to?

The cast features Jonathan Stephan in the title role, with Brandon Pierce as Watson, and Estée Pummel as Mrs. Hudson. Andrea Johnson, Mason Neil and Grant Parfitt serve as the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future respectively. Abby Wissink as Topper and fast-paced, multi-character appearances by Haylie Fowler, Micah Hall, Dustin Harter, Christian Siapco, Michael Slusser, Sabrina Tym, and Richard Wallace round out the cast. The show is guest directed by WWU alumnus Jerry Entze, a MFA in Directing Candidate at the University of Portland.

Show Dates:
•    Saturday, Dec. 7
•    Sunday, Dec. 8
•    Thursday, Dec. 12
•    Saturday, Dec. 14
•    Sunday, Dec. 15
All shows begin at 8:00 p.m.

Admission Tickets:
•    General Admission - $10
•    Students/Seniors - $9
•    WWU Students/Faculty - $8
Tickets are available at the door, or online at

For more information:
•    David Crawford, (509) 200-6917.
•    Jerry Entze, Director,

Published Thursday, Nov. 21

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