Sherlock Holmes returns to Barter this fall

Contributed To The Press • Sep 26, 2017 at 3:37 PM

ABINGDON, Va.— The world-famous detective will work to unravel one of his biggest cases yet in Sherlock Holmes and the American Problem, starting on Gilliam Stage Sept. 28.

When Buffalo Bill and his Wild West Show begin touring in Victorian London for Queen Victoria’s 50th year on the British throne, Holmes will be drawn to the case after the city is plagued by mysterious crimes.

Holmes will work to crack the case while coming in contact with famous faces like Annie Oakley in this tale featuring Zacchaeus Kimbrell and Justin Tyler Lewis (photographed) and other members of Barter Theatre’s resident acting company.

“When Arthur Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes, the world was in desperate need of him,” said director Katy Brown. “People needed someone who could look through the smog and see that things were still ‘elementary’ if you knew which things to look at and which to ignore. Consequently, people were mad for him then, and we are still mad for him today.”

Corporate sponsor, B&B Consulting Services, makes Sherlock Holmes and the American Problem possible at Barter Theatre.

Be sure to get your tickets to upcoming Barter Theatre productions, with tickets for every show starting at $20. Call the Barter Theatre Box Office at 276-628-3991 for more information.

About Barter Theatre

Barter Theatre, the nation’s longest running professional theatre, is located in Abingdon, Virginia. The theatre opened in 1933 during the Great Depression. Founder Robert Porterfield offered patrons admission to the theatre by bartering food and livestock. Barter Theatre was designated as the state theatre of Virginia in 1946. It exists today as one of the last year-round professional resident repertory theaters remaining in the United States. Barter Theatre is funded in part by The Virginia Commission for the Arts and The National Endowment for the Arts.

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