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.
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.