To Everything Turn, Turn, Turn
With every production at the PAC we try to push our limits and in turn the audience’s expectations. This month we do that in a very literal way by installing a temporary revolving stage for our upcoming production of The Novel Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – A Study in Scarlet. Not only is a revolving stage new to our audiences, it’s new to most of our performers and also marks the first time I have ever directed a show on such a stage.
Speaking of firsts, A Study in Scarlet was the first show that I both wrote and directed in Manhattan. Working out of a small store front theatre on the lower east side at the time, I could never have imagined that twenty years later I would get the chance to have this play performed with all the bells and whistles in the town I grew up. More amazingly, the success of that production back in 1998 lead to me writing two more Sherlock adaptations and to becoming a theatrical producer. And all those producing experiences were instrumental in getting me hired in my current position as Director of the PAC. Nope, I could never have guessed that all those choices made half a continent away two decades ago would’ve led me right back home. What a strange turn of events.
Now it’s your turn to see A Study in Scarlet for yourself. In the coming years as we continue our “Sherlock Series” you’ll be able to look back and see how much we’ve revolved – oops, I mean evolved.
Congratulations to Nancy Torres, Colleen Skaggs, Justin Dwyer and Emilyn Veltri — lucky winners each of a $20 PAC gift certificate for completing their The Nutcracker program surveys.