Win Tickets ($50): Artists Rep’s SW Portland Holiday Show – Sherlock Holmes & The Case Of The Christmas Carol

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Sherlock Christmas Carol @ Artists Repertory TheatreSherlock Holmes & The Case Of The Christmas Carol
November 15 December 24
Tickets: $25-$50; Students $20

Artists Repertory Theatre
1515 SW Morrison St. Portland, OR 97205
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Artists Rep presents Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol

Seattle playwright merges two of literature's favorite characters in a yuletide mystery with a twist

How would Sherlock Holmes fare after a Christmas Eve of supernatural visitors and profound reflection? Literature's favorite quirky inquisitor is infused with the spirit of a crotchety Ebenezer Scrooge in an unusual holiday show crafted by Seattle veteran playwright John Longenbaugh. After failed attempts by Dr. Watson to cheer Holmes into celebrating the holiday season, the unrepentant, ill-tempered detective is forced to deduce the facts and solve the most important mystery of his life past, present and future.

¬Å“It is truly remarkable how Longenbaugh has intertwined the two stories, two literary characters, in such a seamless, graceful and witty way,¬Â said Jon Kretzu, Director and Artists Rep's Associate Artistic Director. ¬Å“He honors the Christmas Carol and Dickens without being over the top, and understands that the three themes Dickens uses time and time again are the most important elements for keeping an audience captivated: Fear, regret and hope.¬Â

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol premiered at Taproot Theatre Company in Seattle to standing room only houses for the 2010 holidays and received excellent reviews. This is its second production and first production outside of Seattle. The playwright is currently working on the novel with talk of a screenplay in the future. ¬Å“It is very exciting to be on the ground floor of this production's life,¬Â said Jon Kretzu.

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol
Written by: John Longenbaugh
Directed by: Jon Kretzu


Performance Dates:

November 15 December 24
Wednesday through Sunday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm
Wednesday matinee at 11am on Dec. 7
Opening Night is Friday, Nov. 18
No performance on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 24
7:30pm performance on Tuesday, Nov. 22
2pm performance on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24

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43 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): Artists Rep’s SW Portland Holiday Show – Sherlock Holmes & The Case Of The Christmas Carol

  1. Jaco November 16, 2011 at 11:47 am #

    Muppets’ Christmas Carol’s been my favorite for years, but it’s hard to beat Sherlock. I’d love to see the show and it’ll be the perfect rainy weekend.

  2. Brian November 16, 2011 at 12:16 pm #

    I’m completely in love with theater and really love everything of ART’s that I’ve seen. This play sounds like one of the best things they’ve done based on the blending of two of my favorite stories. I’m a huge anglophile (first generation American and all) and was raised on Sherlock Holmes and read Dickens nearly every Christmastime. I would LOVE to see this play!

  3. miranda November 16, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

    Oh man! Two of my favorite books in one play! That’s unreal! Please pick me, oh, please!

  4. Melody November 16, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    This sounds wonderful!

  5. CC November 16, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    I recently moved to Portland & I’m trying to see as much of the local scene as possible! I have yet to go a show and would love for this to be my first one!

  6. Iris November 16, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    mystery & Xmas – sounds like a winning combination. And lots of fun. Would love to go.

  7. Dee Dee November 16, 2011 at 5:57 pm #

    What a wonderful combination! Dicken’s and Doyle! I would love to see what John Longenbaugh has created with the classic story line and most ‘elementary’ character, Holmes.
    My niece is attending PSU as a film major, she is also taking Theatre Appreciation this term. We have been able to see some wonderful plays together. I would love to be able to surprise her and take her to see this production. Merry Christmas to us! :)

  8. Virginia November 16, 2011 at 10:57 pm #

    Would love to see this!

  9. carrie dabau November 17, 2011 at 8:53 am #

    Would love to see this show with my family. What a great way to spend time together.

  10. Nicole November 17, 2011 at 9:48 am #

    I have always been a huge Sherlock Holmes fan. The blending of two such fabulous stories which I grew up reading is something I would love to see.

  11. Lisa November 17, 2011 at 12:24 pm #

    I’m a Dickens fan and my husband is a Sherlock Holmes fan. What a perfect compromise for date night!

  12. Sean November 17, 2011 at 12:54 pm #

    I love Sherlock Holmes and I love theater here in the NW. Come on big money…er…free tickets.

  13. Noel November 17, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

    I have seen just about every iteration of a Christmas Carol and am a huge Sherlock Holmes fan as well. A perfect combination.

  14. Johnny November 17, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

    I say Holmes, Did you say Free tickets? How is that possible? – Elementary my Dear Watson, Go to PDXpipeline. com ! – You are a Genius Holmes!

  15. Dave November 17, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

    What a great combination of two literary staples. Looking forward to checking this out!

  16. Frank Ciavarello November 17, 2011 at 4:58 pm #

    The true spirit of Christmas has always eluded me, I need the help of my holmes Sherlock to deduce the real meaning.

  17. David November 17, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    Oh, some terrifically clever replies here! I can’t compete! I throw myself on the mercy of the court…hope that counts for something.

  18. Maggie November 17, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    This would be a wonderful Christmas present for my mom, who is having a rough start to the holidays, and adores few things more than live theater and Sherlock Holmes.

  19. Dayle Nelson November 17, 2011 at 5:21 pm #

    Bring on the “Bah Humbugs,” the scowling and the bitterness! Can such a sour soul be redeemed? Will someone get a big goose on Christmas morning? Myself, I’d prefer 2 tix to the play over a goose. And how many in the audience will have come all the way from Seattle to see your town’s brilliant Artist’s Rep production? Me thinks perhaps just one.

  20. Irina November 17, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

    I love theater, I love Sherlock Holmes. Bring it! pretty please……

  21. Janiece Staton November 17, 2011 at 5:57 pm #

    The mystery behind our current economic crisis has befuddled many of our fellow citizens, for a long time. Since Sherlock Holmes was the ultimate investigator of brainteaser, sending him in to “explore” the conundrums involved in Dickens classic story of “The Christmas Carol”, seems an ideal strategy for exploring our own country’s “Greed Bubble”. While Dickens laid out the ultimate consequences of miserliness, decades ago, it seems many STILL have not learned what he strove so hard to teach. As an early lover of Dickens’ works, who went on to become an RN, clinical MSW, and MAT-trained school teacher, I’m intrigued to see how Holmes will FINALLY solve this case. Perhaps HE will find the “secret” of how to “enlighten” the audience, to the truths Dickens sought to teach his peers and all future generations!

  22. steadycat November 17, 2011 at 6:51 pm #

    My motivation is a mystery to all, never to be solved…unless….

  23. Sandy November 17, 2011 at 7:28 pm #

    What a treat a night out to the theater centered around Christmas. What a way to begin the holiday season.

  24. Lis November 17, 2011 at 8:46 pm #

    Since I can walk to this theater, i think I should win!

  25. Claudia November 17, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

    became a Sherlock Holmes fan after the movie with Robert Downey Jr. Now I’m curious to see how it’s interpreted in a theater, plus gotta love the Artists Repertory Theatre. It’s so Portland !

  26. Kay November 17, 2011 at 10:43 pm #

    This just sounds quirky and awesome, and it’s been forever since I’ve seen a play!

  27. Emily November 17, 2011 at 10:50 pm #

    Sherlock Holmes: the original CSI. Love him. And love A Christmas Carol in every form (including the Duck Tales version!) Pick me.

  28. Mo November 17, 2011 at 11:36 pm #

    This sounds like a great play. As a language arts teacher, I would love a trip to a good play and this sounds like pure fun. Who wouldn’t love Sherlock Holmes and Ebenezer Scrooge together. How creative and inventive is this? I would love to go to this.

  29. Josh November 18, 2011 at 12:59 am #

    Sounds like Holmes needs to lay off the eggnog…and morphine.

  30. Jo'Z November 18, 2011 at 7:06 am #

    Holmes and Scrooge–how can this fail?

  31. Tomas November 18, 2011 at 7:27 am #

    This would be quite a treat! Would love to go! Pick me!

  32. nancy November 18, 2011 at 11:20 am #

    sounds fun!

  33. Esther Wright November 18, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

    Rock, Rap, Raves???…too rowdy for this “older” senior couple..but this sounds like something we can actually relate to…we are a rare, mystical, untypical pair of old fogies who still can stay awake after 9:00 pm. Choose us!

  34. Cheryl November 18, 2011 at 1:13 pm #

    What a way to launch the Christmas spirit!

  35. Ray November 18, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

    In need of a little culture.

  36. EnidRosalyn November 18, 2011 at 3:36 pm #

    My mom is visiting me in Portland for the first time since I moved here this weekend. We love reading and Sgerlock Holmes and would so enjoy this nice outing together!!

  37. Terrie November 18, 2011 at 4:01 pm #

    What a great combination: Sherlock Holmes & Dickens – two classic Brits. And those Brits know how to tell a Christmas story. Really looking forward to seeing this one!

  38. kathy rankin November 22, 2011 at 9:18 pm #

    Is like to win anything but espevially that its free and fun

  39. roy November 24, 2011 at 9:21 am #

    I love Sherlock Holmes. This play would be great to see.

  40. Josh November 24, 2011 at 9:30 am #

    My gal and I would love to attend this event because I can’t take another year of the Nutcracker ;)

  41. daVe November 24, 2011 at 11:16 am #

    wow, this sounds like an amazing meld!!!

  42. April November 24, 2011 at 7:49 pm #

    Love Holmes and Dickens.

  43. Cassi November 25, 2011 at 10:48 am #

    I love sherlock, Christmas, and theater- sounds like a good mix of them all.

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