Friday, October 18, 2013

Next at the Bickford- ‘Sherlock Holmes: The Knight’s Gambit’

 

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The Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre will present the World Premier of Sherlock Holmes: The Knight’s Gambit by Paul Falzone.  This production is being co-produced with the Old Castle Theatre Company of Bennington, VT.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are busy once again on Baker Street in this diabolically clever whodunit that will please fans of Arthur Conan Doyle’s brilliant detective.  The evil Moriarty has dispatched what appear to be numerous killers to end the life of Holmes, Watson and disrupt the English monarchy.  Can Holmes solve the puzzle and finish the chess match?  Will it be check or check-MATE?

Sherlock Holmes: The Knight’s Gambit is a Bickford Theatre Main Stage production with performances Thursday, October 24 through Sunday, November 10, 2013.

PERFORMANCES:
Thursday, October 24 and 31 at 7:30PM

Thursday, October 31 and November 7 at 2PM

Friday, October 25, November 1 & 8 at 8PM

Saturday, October 26 and November 9 at 8PM

Sunday, October 27, November 3 & 10 at 2PM

TICKETS:
Reserved seats are $45 for the General Public, $40 for Senior Citizens, Morris Museum members and Bickford Theatre Guild members, and $20 for Students (18 or under or with valid college ID). Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For tickets or more information, please contact the Bickford Theatre Box Office at 973.971.3706 or visit www.morrismuseum.org.

CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM:

CAST:

Nick Plakias (Sherlock Homes) of Yonkers, NY- Off-Broadway- Moby Dick-Rehearsed, The Waiting Room, The School for Husbands, Diamond Studs, The Cure, and Jewish Stories; New Jersey:  Shakespeare Theatre of NJ; Regional:  Old Castle Theatre, Arkansas Rep, Capital Rep, Pennsylvania Stage Company, American Music Theater Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival; TV:  Brotherhood, Law & Order:  Criminal Intent

Bill Tatum (Lestrade) of NYC- Regional:  Wonderful Tennessee, The Magnificent Ambersons, Raising Kane, No Cure In Sight, The Odd Couple, The Dinner Party, The Grass Is Greener, I Ought To Be In Pictures, Night And Her Stars And Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (Old Castle Theatre Company),  Little Women, Sylvia and The Subject Was Roses (Dorset Theatre Festival). TV:  AS THE WORLD TURNS, LAW & ORDER, THE OFFICE PARTY and ON THE WATER. Married to Broadway actress Karen Ziemba.

Richard Howe (Watson) of Bennington, VT- Associate Artistic Director of Old Castle Theatre Company; Regional:  Dorset Theatre Company, Irish Classical Theatre, Cambridge Theatre Company, Sierra RepScott McGowan I Do I Do

Scott McGowan (Lecomte) of Maplewood, NJ- Bickford:  I Do! I Do!, Mack & Mabel ; New Jersey:  Dreamcatcher Rep, Surflight Theatre;  Off-Broadway:  Theatreworks USA, The Duplex, Tribeca Playhouse, New York Lab Theatre; Regional:  Kennedy Center, Stages St. Louis, Riverside Theatre, Florida Rep, Pirate Playhouse, Weathervane Theatre, Gateway Playhouse. Photo right.

ABOUT THE BICKFORD THEATRE:

The Bickford Theatre is a professional theater that produces and presents year-round entertainment, including a Main Stage Series, two Children’s Theatre series, a Jazz Showcase and many other special concerts and performances.

Artistic Director Eric Hafen celebrates his thirteenth anniversary this season.   The theatre is a Senior Member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, a not-for-profit organization of 30 professional theatres throughout the state, and works in conjunction with Actors' Equity Association (AEA) and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC). From its beginnings in 1994 to the present, tens of thousands of theater-goers from across the tri-state area have enjoyed the Bickford Theatre’s many entertaining and diversified offerings in theatre, music and dance.

The Bickford Theatre is conveniently located within the Morris Museum and offers free parking and full accessibility. Box Office hours for phone sales are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-up hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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