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Constellation’s Holmes and Watson

(Courtesy of Constellation Stage and Screen)

By the end of the 19th century, Arthur Conan Doyle had gotten so tired of his most famous character that he decided to kill him off. He invented the evil Dr Moriarty, and wrote a story where Moriarty and Sherlock Holmes fell over a waterfall to their – supposed – deaths. But fans wouldn’t let Holmes go. Conan Doyle brought him back, and many other writers have followed in the century since. In Bloomington, Holmes' latest instantiation will be in Constellation’s production of Holmes and Watson, directed by J. Barrett Cooper.

Cooper describes the show as “a good old-fashioned whodunnit” where audiences will stay immersed in the well-paced and tightly written conflicts in the show, all in a quick 82 minutes. It’s old-fashioned and fun, says Cooper. For more on the show, listen to my conversation with Cooper, and actor John Armstrong, above.

The show runs September 7-24. For more information, go to Constellation's website.

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