Holmes & Watson

  • written by Jeffrey Hatcher
  • directed by David Ellenstein
  • scenic design by Stephen Gifford
  • costume design by Kate Bergh
  • lighting design by Jared Sayeg
  • sound design by Ian Scot
  • production stage management by Vernon Willet
  • Michael Donovan Casting
  • Michael Donovan, CSA
  • Richie Ferris, CSA
Adult Language
Sexual Situations and Themes
Violence
Fun for the Whole Family

Description

Prepare yourself for a fast-paced, thrilling, suspenseful story that will keep you guessing until the final moments. In this worthwhile addition to the Sherlock Holmes cannon, there are more twists and turns than a rollercoaster! The legendary Sherlock Holmes is dead. Or so it is assumed. When a telegram arrives informing his loyal companion Dr. Watson that there are three men who each claim to be Holmes, it’s left up to the famous sidekick to take on the case and try to discover if one of the mad men is the real Sherlock Holmes.  

 

"HOLMES AND WATSON keeps you intrigued as a succession of unexpected twists and turns results in an unforeseen finale.” -- KBAQ

Post-Show Talkback: Friday, June 7, following the 7:30 pm show

Run Time: approximately 90 minutes with no intermission

Holmes & Watson is generously sponsored by Haskell & White.

 

 

Richard Baird
Watson
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Richard Baird

RICHARD BAIRD (Watson) is an award winning actor, director and producer. Select credits include: 34 productions at North Coast Repertory including An Iliad which he also performed internationally at the KotorArt Festival in Montenegro, The Old Globe, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Arizona Theatre Company, Portland Center Stage, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Kingsmen Shakespeare Theatre, Backyard Renaissance, Southwest Shakespeare Company, Diversionary Theatre and many more. Richard is the founding Artistic Director of Poor Players Theatre Company which became New Fortune Theatre Company in 2014.

Matt Koenig
Holmes #2
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Matt Koenig

MATT KOENIG (Holmes #2): is happy to be making his Laguna Playhouse debut. Other regional credits include Utah, Idaho, Lake Tahoe, New Swan Shakespeare Festivals, Great Lakes Theater, Florida Studio Theatre, LA Philharmonic, Garry Marshall Theater, La Mirada, PCPA, Ensemble Theatre Company, and others. He has done over 60 commercials/industrials including spots for Nintendo, Sony PlayStation, Purple Mattress, Craftsman/Troy-Bilt, Sophos, Skyscanner, etc. Matt is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio and is a certified teacher in Knight-Thompson Speechwork and Fitzmaurice Voicework (well…in a couple of months). MFA: UC Irvine

Matthew Floyd Miller
Holmes #1
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Matthew Floyd Miller

MATTHEW FLOYD MILLER (Holmes #1) Laguna Playhouse: Private Lives; Around The World in 80 Days. Broadway: The Cottage starring Eric McCormack; Not About Nightingales, directed by Trevor Nunn, and The Invention of Love. L.A. / regional includes: Stupid Fucking BirdBoston Court (L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award); Designing Women -Theatre Squared; MacbethChicago Shakespeare Theatre, co-director Teller of Penn & Teller; Sleuth - Ensemble Theatre Co.; The Pillowman- ACT, Seattle; Desire Under The Elms- San Jose Rep. (Dean Goodman Choice Award). Film / T.V. includes: Vince Foster in Ryan Murphy’s ‘American Crime Story: Impeachment’ (FX / Hulu); ‘Welcome to Chippendales’ (Hulu); ‘Barry’ (HBO); ‘Law & Order’ (NBC).

Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper
Dr. Evans
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Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper

Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper (Dr. Evans) Off-Broadway: Rothschild & Sons, Lonesome Traveler, Julius Caesar. Regional: A Wicked Soul In Cherry Hill (Geffen), A Christmas Carol (Northern Stage),The Tempest (ASF), The Play That Goes Wrong, (Portland Stage) Once (Geva), Rounding Third (FST), House of Dreams (SDRep), Oliver!, Matilda (5Star) Sweeney Todd, Once, Shakespeare In Love (SCR) King Lear (Rubicon), Harvey, End Of The Rainbow (Laguna), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (SBCCLO), Side Show (La Jolla), Of Mice And Men, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Words By (NCRT). TV: “Law & Order: SVU” (NBC) “Dying For Sex” (F/X) “Ghosts” (CBS) “The Connors” (ABC) “Fairly Oddparents” (Paramount+) “Danger Force” (nickelodeon) “Fuller House”(Netflix) “Superstore” (NBCUniversal) “Casual” (Hulu).

Mike Peebler
Orderly/Moriarty/Inspector
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Mike Peebler

MIKE PEEBLER (Orderly/Moriarty/Inspector) is thrilled to be making his debut with the Laguna Playhouse. Mike studied acting at Northwestern University and has an MFA in acting from UCLA. Since then he has performed on stages around Southern California and beyond, including serving as Associate Artistic Director at Shakespeare Orange County. He’s appeared in numerous television shows including 1923, Hacks, Chicago Med and PD, and Mad Men. He would like to thank his wonderful, loving wife Laurie and daughter Sabrina for all their support.

Alice Sherman
The Matron/The Woman
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Alice Sherman

ALICE SHERMAN (Matron/Woman) is delighted to be making her Laguna Playhouse debut. Favorite roles: Annette, God Of Carnage (Theatre Aspen) Mary Poppins, Disney’s Mary Poppins, Helena, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gwendolen Fairfax, The Importance of Being Earnest, Cordelia, King Lear, and Jordan Baker, The Great Gatsby all as a company member at The Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Other Regional credits include: The Mousetrap (Cape Playhouse,) Merry Wives of Windsor, David Ives’ The Liar and Measure for Measure (Texas Shakespeare Festival.) Amadeus, Holmes and Watson (North Coast Rep), Three Musketeers, Masterclass, and King Arthur (Will Geer Theatre) Pride and Prejudice (A Noise Within) Everyman in His Humor (Oval House Theatre, UK.) TV/Film: “Young and the Restless,” “The Chainsaw Gang,” “The Cabining,” “Literally Dysfunctional.” Training: BA in Theatre, Columbia University (Magna Cum Laude), Opera Studies at Manhattan School of Music.

Christopher M. Williams
Holmes #3
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Christopher M. Williams

CHRISTOPHER M. WILLIAMS (Holmes #3) is an actor, director, producer, stage manager, teacher and fight choreographer. Select acting credits include: Off Broadway: Rothschild and Sons (The York). Regional: Tartuffe (Laguna Playhouse); Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Tartuffe, Dancing Lessons, The Outsider, How the Other Half Loves, Holmes and Watson, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, The Tempest, Don’t Dress for Dinner (North Coast Rep); A Moon for the Misbegotten, The Drawer Boy (AZ Theatre Co); Noises Off!, Comedy of Errors (Phoenix Theatre); Noises Off! (Idaho Shakes); Angels in America: Part 1 & 2, Lobby Hero (Actors Theatre); Beau Jest, Jest a Second (AZ Jewish Theatre); Hamlet, A Funny Thing...Forum, Oliver!, Julius Caesar, Othello, Henry V, (SW Shakespeare). On screen credits include: “Terriers,” “The Incredible Adventures of JoJo,” “Island of Lost Girls.” He also played Jacob and was a producer of the WWII feature film, “Walking with the Enemy,” starring Ben Kingsley and Jonas Armstrong

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  • Thoughts on Holmes and Watson

    Some years back, I had a great time directing Jeffrey Hatcher's Holmes & Watson. It is a thrilling mystery that keeps you guessing right up until the last moment. It was as exhilarating for those of us that worked on the production as it was for the audience that experienced it and overwhelmingly cheered for the wild ride that they had. 

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