Venue Details

City Lit Theater
2nd Floor of Edgewater Presbyterian Church 1020 W Bryn Mawr Ave. Chicago, IL 60660
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3.9 / 5 Rated by 31 members
Review from BP
Red Velvet 96 events 72 reviews

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

reviewed May 27 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from older theater fan
Red Velvet 174 events 55 reviews

Thought that this was a very cute production. The lead actors were excellent. Some of the supporting actors could beef up on their accents. There are slow spots, so make sure you aren't too sleepy to enjoy the clever conversation.

reviewed May 28 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from MarienneP
Red Velvet 25 events 11 reviews

The play was an adaptation of a complicated Sherlock Holmes story. A good job was done but, because of the restrictions of a play setting, some of the nuances of the story were lost.

The theater was extremely warm - too warm for comfort as the...continued

reviewed Jun 19 2011 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

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

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