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City Lit Theater
2nd Floor of Edgewater Presbyterian Church 1020 W Bryn Mawr Ave. Chicago, IL 60660
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31 events
4 reviews
7 stars
31 events
4 reviews
7 stars
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"The Sign of the Four"
31 ratings
3.9 average rating
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86 events
68 reviews
219 stars
attended May 27 2011

I really enjoyed the "Sign of the Four." I was familiar with the actor who played Sherlock Holmes from his performance in "The Hound of the Baskervilles." For that reason I did not want to miss this show. The entire cast did a very good job. The...continued

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended May 27 2011

The actors and actresses were great. Anyone who likes Sherlock Holmes should go an see this production. I thoroughly enjoyed the show and felt that I was watching a much larger production.

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28 reviews
4 stars
attended May 28 2011

There were some very clever things in this play and the acting was good. However, the script could use some work ... and the last act especially was too long.

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McCabe’s two previous adaptations of Sherlock Holmes material, Holmes and Watson and The Hound of the Baskervilles, were both Jeff-nominated in the Best Adaptation category.


“Detection is, or ought to be, an exact science,” Holmes tells Watson, “and ought to be treated in the same cold and unemotional manner.” Thank heavens Watson ignored him; the good doctor’s natural storytelling gifts make this one of the greatest Holmes tales.

Cast: Don Bender, Jerry Bloom, Linsey Falls, David Fink, Nick Goodman, Greg Kolack, Drew Longo, Brian Pastor, Ed Rutherford, Andrew Shapiro, Judy Lea Steele, and Shawna Tucker

About the Ticket Supplier: City Lit Theater Company

City Lit was founded in 1979 and incorporated in 1980 by Arnold Aprill, David Dillon, and Lorell Wyatt. At the time it was the only theatre in the nation devoted to stage adaptations of literary material, a form that has since become quite popular. Over 30 seasons, City Lit has explored fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biography, essays, and drama in performance, and presented a wide array of voices, from classic writers such as Henry James, Edith Wharton, Oliver Goldsmith, Mark Twain, Colette, and P. G. Wodehouse to such contemporary writers as Alice Walker, W.P. Kinsella, Lynda Barry, Raymond Carver, Edward Albee and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. As an Illinois not-for-profit corporation and a 501©3 federal tax-exempt organization, it keeps its ticket prices below the actual cost of operation and production, and depends on the support of those who share its belief in the beauty and power of the spoken written word.