It all began when, during the closing bows of a lauded run of a Sherlock Holmes play, famed actor William Gillette was shot by a mysterious gunman. With the alternate title Holmes for the Holidays, Ken Ludwig’s script blends Shakespeare, Sherlock, and a touch of reality for a murderous Christmas romp in the Connecticut countryside.Continue reading →
Willy Loman is reaching the end of his tether: his job isn’t getting any easier even as he approaches retirement age, neither of his promising sons has made a success of himself yet, and seeing the financial strain on his wife makes him sick. None of the grand plans Willy had for his life have come to fruition but that won’t stop his scheming. Arthur Miller’s classic play takes a hard look at the American dream and the masculinity and mediocrity that underpin it.