Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure
by Steven Dietz, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and William Gillette
April 21–May 7
Directed by Patrick McCray
Winner of the 2007 Edgar Award for Best Mystery Play
The world's greatest detective has seemingly reached the end of his remarkable career when a case presents itself that is too tempting to ignore: The King of Bohemia is about to be blackmailed by a notorious photograph, and the woman at the heart of this crime is the famous opera singer, Irene Adler. With his trusted companion, Doctor Watson, at his side, Sherlock Holmes pursues first the case, and then the affections of Miss Adler—and in doing so, marches right into the lair of his longtime adversary, that malevolent genius of crime: Professor Moriarty.
In this spirited, fast-moving and thoroughly theatrical adaptation, Steven Dietz presents Holmes at the height of his powers—surrounded by all the elements that fans of his exploits have come to expect: danger, intrigue, wit, humor and surprise. "The game is afoot, Watson—and it is a dangerous one!"
"Dietz's genius here is in creating both story and dialogue that could pass for Doyle's own. The playwright—who previously adapted Bram Stoker's Dracula and P.G. Wodehouse's Over the Moon to great effect—has created a gleeful whodunit that's both deeply original and an expert homage to all things Holmesian." –Phoenix New Times
"This witty, well-crafted script is very much an homage to Conan Doyle, and the play's greatest pleasure is seeing his iconic characters brought to life. A delightful evening of entertainment." –Arizona Republic
"You don't have to be a scholar of detective stories to enjoy the script Dietz has crafted—there's enough intrigue and adventure, and even a touch of romance, with the inclusion of Irene Adler, a woman who is Holmes' intellectual equal. Dietz has created a fun evening that moves quickly, and is guaranteed to please everyone who joins in the game." –BackStage
Sherlock Holmes: David Snow
Dr. John H. Watson: TBD
Irene Adler: Rebecca Gomez
Professor Moriarty: Tiffany Tallent
King of Bohemia: Steve Louis
Sid Prince: Stephen Drew
James Larabee: Josh Bigwood
Madge Larabee: Kara Van Veghel
Second Act Campaign
Raising the Curtain on the Future
TKD has been at 319 North Gay St. since 2005, where seating is limited to 50 or less, depending on set design.
Attendance has grown steadily in recent years and, starting in early 2014, shows have been selling out regularly, often forcing us to turn away patrons.
We've outgrown our space and it's time to move!
The Second Act Campaign is focused on raising $250,000 to:
occupy a new downtown space that provides a bigger stage, space for set construction, dressing rooms, at least double the current seating, and improved patron amenities
cover the increase in occupancy costs for the first three years in the new space
Help raise the curtain on the future of TKD by making a contribution today!
Next Up ...
by Neil Simon
Jun 2-18, 2017
Directed by Windie Wilson
[Auditions] Leon Tolchinsky is ecstatic. He's landed a terrific teaching job in an idyllic Russian hamlet. When he arrives he finds people sweeping dust from the stoops back into their houses and people milking upside down to get more cream.
The town has been cursed with Chronic Stupidity for 200 years and Leon's job is to break the curse. No one tells him that if he stays over 24 hours and fails to break the curse, he too becomes Stupid. But, he has fallen in love with a girl so Stupid that she has only recently learned how to sit down.
"The brightest, freshest, funniest, wittiest, warmest and happiest to do on Broadway in many a day." –CBS-TV
2017-2018 Season Announced!
Our exciting lineup of shows for next seasion is now available. It's a list of "greatest hits" from past seasons, and you won't want to miss a single one!
Would you like to direct one of these shows at TKD next season?
"We absolutely LOVED the show ... it was a delight, perfectly cast, costumed so well that additional sets were not needed, could have been an off Broadway production right here in K-ville. When I was in NYC in Dec., I saw 3 off Broadway shows which made me appreciate TKD even more ... including the venue! When I tell people that TKD is as good as NYC, I know what I am talking about!"
- L. Denton, Knoxville