Friday, October 7, 2016

Opening Tonight: 'Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily' at CSC

Centenary Stage Company brings to life Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s mastermind detective Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily October 7 through 23 in the Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Center. Written by Katie Forgette and directed by Centenary Stage Company Artistic Director Carl Wallnau, the wit of Oscar Wilde meets the cunning of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as Holmes, Watson and Oscar Wilde himself must band together to solve the case.

Rife with humor, Wilde brings his dear friend, Lillie Langtry, to Baker Street because someone has stolen the highly intimate letters Lillie exchanged with the Prince of Wales. With blackmail looming and a viscous plot to dismantle the Crown; only Holmes has the cunning and dexterity to solve the case. 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. "The show keeps many secrets and presents many twists, most of which caught the audience by great surprise... Expect laughter and suspense as the mystery slowly and craftily unravels." (Dutch Godshalk, Montgomery Newspapers).

Featuring a cast of professional actors across the tri-state area, Centenary Stage Company’s Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily is directed by CSC’s own award winning Artistic Director Carl Wallnau (photo).

Performances are Thursdays, October 13 and 20 at 7:30 pm; Fridays October 7, 14 and 21 at 8 pm; Saturdays, October 8, 15 and 22 at 8 pm; Sundays, October 9, 16, 23 at 2 pm and Wednesdays, October 12 and 19 at 2 pm. Centenary Stage Company is also offering buffet matinees for groups of 25 or more on Wednesdays October 12 and 19. 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 $42.50/person and 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 and a buy one/get one free 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. Centenary Stage Company can also be found on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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 Regional 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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