Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose Radio Play
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Set in rural Ireland, John M. Synge's The Playboy of the Western World follows a young man who swaggers into a small pub, telling grand tales and boasting of dark deeds. Instead of condemning him, the local men and ladies admire him. Not all is as it seems, however, and when the young stranger meets his match in a feisty, beautiful barmaid, there's an unexpected twist in the tale that threatens his moment in the spotlight. This dark, comedic masterpiece still packs the same punch as when it was originally produced at Dublin's Abbey Theatre in 1907. Learn More
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Cheerful and peppy but unfortunately forgettable, with a walk-through performance given by all. The pace is relentless, ill-suited to an unfolding Sherlock Holmes mystery and the genre of a live radio show. Opportunities for entertaining commercial "breaks" are squandered for (mostly unfunny) scripted promotions, read sotto voce for studio "authenticity". A Prairie Home Companion this is not. To make things a little worse, most of the live keyboard music is limited to one key -- often to one *chord* -- a maddening distraction. Despite the exuberance of the Raven cast I cannot recommend this show to others.
The cast of Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose includes Larry Carani, Stacie Doublin, Frederick Harris, Dean La Prairie, Sophia Menendian, JoAnn Montemurro, Ian Novak, Kelli Strickland, and Anthony Tournis.
John Weagly (Co-Playwright) has had plays produced by Strawdog Theatre, Second City, Circle Theatre, Artistic Home, Bailiwick, CollaborAction and numerous other companies both in the US and around the world. As a fiction writer, he’s been published in multiple languages and won several awards. His short story collection The Undertow of Small Town Dreams came out in 2003 from Twilight Tales Publications and his new e-book, A Bucket of Boobs, is available on Kindle.
Michael Menendian (Co-Playwright, Director), is a co-founding member and Producing Artistic Director of Raven Theatre, where he has directed and produced scores of productions since 1983. He has also written many of Raven’s Children’s Theatre productions, including Aesop’s Fables, The Duck, The Bird and The Pea! and Patchwork USA!