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  Sherlock's Last Case at First Folio Theatre

Sherlock's Last Case

First Folio Theatre
1717 W. 31st St Oak Brook

SHERLOCK'S LAST CASE is the Holmes and Watson story audiences would never expect. When Sherlock Holmes' life is threatened, it's up to the ever-dependable Dr. Watson to solve the case. But as the tale wends its way along, bringing in not only Inspector Lestrade but also the children of their arch nemesis Professor Moriarty, no one will be ready for the truths that are revealed.

Thru - Nov 3, 2019

Wednesdays: 8:00pm
Thursdays: 3:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 4:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

Price: $29-$44

Show Type: Comedy/Drama

Box Office: 630-986-8067

Running Time: 2hr, 10mins; one intermission

  Sherlock's Last Case Reviews
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Daily Herald - Recommended

"...Sherlock Holmes, over the years, has been portrayed as brash, brilliant and anything but modest. And the talented Kevin McKillip fully embraces the famous fictional sleuth's most insufferable behavior in Charles Marowitz's "Sherlock's Last Case," now in a perfectly cast production at Oak Brook's First Folio Theatre."
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Lisa Friedman Miner

Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended

"...Various intriguing twists and turns emerge with enough Holmesian in-jokes to satisfy the faithful. But Marowitz's real goal seems to be showing us Holmes as his creator grew to see him. Doyle once mournfully observed, "If I had never touched Holmes, who has tended to obscure my higher work, my position in literature would at the present moment be a more commanding one." McKillip tears into the oblivious-jerk qualities of the detective with gusto, well matched by Foust as a long-suffering sidekick who is also beginning to question his friend's high opinion of himself."
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Kerry Reid

Around The Town Chicago - Somewhat Recommended

"...“Sherlock’s Last Case” is an as-yet untold account of Sherlock Holmes (versatilely played by Kevin McKillip) and his trusted companion Dr. Watson (Joe Foust). Throughout, we learn more about their association, which is not as elementary as it might seem . This is not a murder mystery or a whodunit but fits more neatly into the genre of suspense; because the protagonist is in some danger and we don’t know what will happen to him next."
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Julia W. Rath

Chicago On Stage - Somewhat Recommended

"...Even the ending of the play doesn’t quite work: pretty much no one in my audience thought that this little moment had successfully brought the play to a conclusion, leading to an awkwardly delayed ovation. Some plays, of course, have enigmatic endings that intentionally leave things in the air and result in the same issue, but that’s not the case here. The play just sort of ended, as if Marowitz just ran out of steam. As always, YMMV, but for me this is a well-produced but fairly slight play and one of First Folio’s lesser achievements."
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Karen Topham

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   This show has been Jeff Recommended*

*The designation of "Jeff Recommended" is given to a production when at least ONE ELEMENT of the show was deemed outstanding by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.

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