Still, there are some familiar sights. The play centers on Holmes and sidekick Dr. Watsons ongoing battle of wits with nemesis Moriarty. The mystery involves a kidnapping and a scandalous photograph thats tied to it. Youll see a great mind at work, says Bloom. Plus, theres a rare love story woven throughout. Romance is an element you dont see in Holmes, says Bloom. You tend to think of him as this very analytical, cold person.
Bloom says purists wont be disappointed by the productions devotion to Holmes arcana. It takes the period and the character very seriously, he says. This is no spoof or satire. And although the story is set almost a hundred years ago, modern theatergoers can still relate to it. Audiences like puzzles and mysteries, says Bloom. You can trace the ongoing interest with crime [in shows like CSI] to this play.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 3 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: Oct. 17. Continues through Nov. 4, 2007