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Sherlock Holmes: The Broken Mirror

Holmes 011114
Friday January 24, 2014 / 8:00pm
Sherlock Holmes: The Broken Mirror
1 ticket
General Admission
2315 Durant Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704

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A Well Done Show in a perfect Venue The thing the summary fails to let us know is that while this is not perfect Conan Doyle in origin it is in fact based on several Holmes stories and was developed during the lifetime and with the eventual approval of ACD. This matters because so much of the latter Sherlock Holmes theater/movies uses his characters but loses authenticity.The Broken Mirror is not the equivalent of reading a story but the integrity is there. Jeff Garret is impressive as he shifts midstep or with a twist from Holmes to Moriarty to Mrs. Hudson to Watson and a half dozen other characters, back and forth in the perfect setting of a Drawing Room with a fireplace in the unique Berkeley Club, a place worth the trip on its own. This is a more conflicted and and troubled Sherlock than the unstoppable force in the books. He and the opponent play a charade and close match. Not knowing the origins of the story I came with doubts of a Holmes derivative but what you get is the genuine article. Very worthwhile and handy to Telegraph Ave or Shattuck for dining.

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Come early if you have time and enjoy a free tea in this California Classic Club/Lounge/Hotel.