East Lynne Theater Company presents 'Sherlock Holmes Adventure of the Speckled Band'

First Presbyterian Church

500 Hughes St
Cape May, NJ 08204

"Mr. Holmes, I am under such a strain that I shall go mad if it continues," said Enid to Sherlock Holmes. Thus, begins a race against time for Holmes and Watson to stop the bizarre murders in an eerie country manor in The Adventure of Speckled Band.

ELTC invites you to be part of our "radio audience" when we perform this famous mystery with live sound effects, commercials, and actors portraying several roles to make the tale come to life. Before television and the Internet, people sat eagerly by the radio to hear the latest dramas, comedies, and news. Many radio shows were performed in front of live audiences at the same time they were sent across the "airways."  

Our radio show is based on one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's personal favorites and his play The Stoner Case, adapted by Craig Wichman, with the permission of Dame Jean Conan Doyle. Craig is the Founder and Producer of Quicksilver Radio Theater.  His script received the National Federation of Community Broadcasters' "Gold Reel" for Radio Drama Award.     

The first time a Sherlock Holmes adventure was heard on the airways was October 20, 1930.  The Holmes' tale was The Speckled Band, adapted by Edith Meiser.  Meiser proposed the idea for a Holmes' radio show to NBC. At first, they passed on the idea for lack of a sponsor, so Meiser found one: G. Washington Coffee. Doyle died during the summer of 1930, but his estate entrusted the development of the series to Meiser and NBC.  Meiser, also an actress, wrote the series single-handedly for a dozen years, and with help through most of the 1940's.  No audiences were allowed during the early broadcasts. The Sherlock Holmes radio series continued through 1950.   

Friday, November 03, 2017

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East Lynne Theater Company

Phone: 6098845898
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$27; $17; ages 12 and under free

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