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Monday, October 17, 2016


 (photo credit: Chris Young)
(from left to right) David Sitler as Dr. Watson, Sandy York as Lillie Langtry, Joseph McGranaghan as Oscar Wilde, Colin Ryan as Sherlock Holmes

“The prime, satisfying ingredient in the play is the spot-on casting of the principal roles.”
Rick Busciglio,

“The action takes place on a wonderful, constantly changing stage set that involves rooms that rotate on a turn-table… the action is unflagging and entertaining… the cast is handsome and effective.”
-Shelia Abrams,

Mixing the cunning of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s mastermind detective with the sharp wit of playwright Oscar Wilde Centenary Stage Company’s Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily moves into its final weekend on the Sitnik Stage. Written by Katie Forgette, Holmes, Watson and Oscar Wilde himself must band together to solve a case rife with mystery, humor and action.

When Wilde brings celebrated actress Lillie Langrty to Baker Street, Holmes and Watson must foil a plot that threatens not only the English Crown but Holmes’ own life as he faces off against his arch nemesis, “The Napoleon of Crime”. As the mystery unfolds, comedy ensues as Holmes works diligently to solve the case, going so far as to disguise himself as an early version of Lady Bracknell from Wilde's latest play, ‘The Importance of Being Forthright’, while Watson falls head-over-heels for the Jersey Lily and a wicked professor attempts to bring the Crown to its knees. “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily was wonderful; probably the best production I've seen in the last three years. It is well cast with excellent acting. The writing was superb and on a par with a true Sherlock Holmes mystery. Go see it. No, don't just see it, observe it.” (B. Radak, audience member)

Remaining performances are Wednesday, October 19 at 2pm, Thursday, October 20 at 7:30pm; Friday, October 21 at 8pm; Saturday, October 22 at 8pm; Sunday, October 23 at 2pm. Centenary Stage All performances are located in the Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center.

Tickets for Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily range from $17.50 to $27.50 with discounts for students and children under 12. Buffet Matinees are available for groups of 25 or more at $42.50/person. Advance reservations are required. Centenary Stage Company is also offering a special alumni discount of $10.00 off adult ticket price for Friday evening performances. Thursday evening performances are “Family Night” $25.00 for ALL SEATS with a buy one/get one rush ticket special when tickets are purchased in person at the CSC box office, as early as, two hours prior to performance time.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit or call the CSC box office at (908) 979 – 0900. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5pm and 2 hours prior to every performance. The CSC box office is located in the Lackland Center; 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ. 

The 2016-17 season of performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, and CSC corporate sponsors, including Premier Season Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), The Holiday Inn in Budd Lake, and Fulton Bank of New Jersey, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.

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