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E.D.G.E THEATRE PRESENTS
THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
HOLMES VS HOLMES,
CONCEIVED BY ORION COULING AND
ANGELA DAVIS COULING
AND WRITTEN BY BILL DANIEL,
AT HEARTLAND STUDIO THEATRE, THROUGH NOVEMBER 29
The World’s Greatest Detective Comes Face-To-Face with America’s First Serial Killer at Chicago’s Columbian Exposition
E.D.G.E Theatre is pleased to announce the world premiere of Holmes vs Holmes, conceived by Orion Couling and Angela Davis Couling, written by Bill Daniel and directed by Orion Couling, November 5 - 29 at Heartland Studio Theatre, 7016 N Glenwood.
The performance schedule is Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $22. Tickets may be purchased at www.edgeoforion.com.
It is 1893 and all of the world waits and watches in anticipation as Chicago opens the gates to its great World’s Fair, the Columbia Exposition. For a city that has literally risen from the ashes, it is an achievement that is at once magnificent and unparalleled. However, a darkness has begun to stir and prowl through the streets of the beautiful White City, consuming innocence and anything that stands in its way.
Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, England continues to mourn the loss of the great detective, Sherlock Holmes, after his supposed death over the falls of Reinchenbach. But not everything is as it seems and very soon the famous detective will find himself being swept up in the midst of a case unlike any he has known before.
The cast of Holmes vs Holmes includes Alexandra Boroff (Elizabeth Holton,) Alexandra Cross (Julia Smythe-Connor,) Bill Daniel (H.H. Holmes,) Richard Eisloeffel (Ned Connor/Marion Hedgepeth/George Bowman/Professor Moriarty,)
Sarah Franzel (Emeline Cigrand,) Erin Gordon (Minnie Williams,) Allison Reinke (Anna Williams,) T Issac Sherman (Sherlock Holmes,) RoK Teasley, (Pitezel/Jonathan Belknap,) Lucas Thatcher (Detective Frank Geyer,) Lisa Tosti (Myrta Belknap) and Sarah Wisterman, (Clara Loverling).
The Holmes vs Holmes production team includes Angela Davis Couling, assistant director; Becca Goldberg, stage manager; Emma Cullimore, costumes; Peter McManus, set designer and Benjamin Dionysis, lighting designer.
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E.D.G.E.’s anachronism stands for “Esteem Development through Greater Expectations”. Using the theatre arts, they educate and entertain to foster the tools of social change. E.D.G.E has a goal of finding every participant’s personal best and holding them accountable to it. E.D.G.E. main thrust is developing theatre for marginalized communities and to bring a message of non-violence, civic and social change through exploration of the theatre arts. E.D.G.E.’s four sectors are: E.D.G.E Core, company produced classes offered on a select curriculum in theatre, social skills, history and stage combat; E.D.G.E. Satellite, E.D.G.E programs produced, collaborated or sub contracted by an outside produced program; E.D.G.E Troupe, a professional actor program providing a training ground for interns from our marginalized community to observe the highest standards of professionalism and be part of the process and E.D.G.E Workshops, limited time commitment programs are meant to harness their educational and entertainment abilities in a workshop environment. These programs are targeted for school assemblies, conventions, and camps.