Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Latest Review at Seattle's Child: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol

At Taproot Theatre through Dec. 30th.

It's elementary, really. I'm surprised I never thought of it myself. Two of the most iconic characters in literature, Ebenezer Scrooge and Sherlock Holmes, have quite a lot in common. Both are solitary to the point of misanthropy, and both have their obsessions. Scrooge is obsessed with money, and Holmes is obsessed with knowledge – or at least his singular ability to wield it. Local playwright John Longenbaugh places Holmes within the Christmas Carol story, and it works seamlessly.

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