Holiday specials at New Haven Public Library
Four actors portray seven characters, complete with sound effects and audience participation in “Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Speckled Band.” This production recreates a 1930 radio show in which renowned actor William Gillette (of “castle” fame) portrayed Sherlock Holmes on the radio for the first time. EHSC Artistic Director Kadie Carle sets the stage with some historical background before introducing the show.
Originally written for radio, Dylan Thomas’poem is told from the viewpoint of a young child and celebrates Christmases past, portraying a nostalgic and simpler time. Lane’s credits include stints on and off-Broadway, as well as many regional theater roles, including at the Yale Rep and the Mark Taper Theater in Los Angeles—not to mention six seasons with Elm City Shakespeare. Zaretzky’s music provides “the secret ingredient” to the success of this production. She holds a degree from The Boston Conservatory and has appeared in a number of Boston-area and other regional theatrical productions.