“The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” brings mystery, free public events to Norton Center

Posted by Centre News in News, Norton Center 26 Feb 2016

sherlockThe acclaimed Aquila Theatre brings “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” to Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts Newlin Hall stage on Friday, March 4 at 8 p.m., in a witty, fast-paced production that features the legendary sleuth skillfully maneuvering the twisted web of London’s most intriguing cases.

As the foremost producer of touring classical theatre in the United States, the Aquila Theatre offers this bold reinterpretation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic story, all the while weaving a tale of mystery, suspense and intrigue through vivid characters brought to life by actors straight from the top British and American stages.

Beyond the main stage theatrical production, the Norton Center is offering two pre-performance panel discussions, both of which are free and open to the public.

Serial, Sherlock, & SVU: Our Obsession with Finding Whodunit
Thursday, March 3 • 5 p.m. • Norton Center Grand Foyer
Panel discussion, featuring:
• John Kinkade, Associate Professor of English at Centre College
• Travis Linnemann, Assistant Professor of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University
• Cheryl Truman, Lexington Herald-Leader columnist
This discussion will focus on society’s seemingly ongoing interest in true crime, pointing to the popular culture staying power of a detective like Sherlock Holmes.

The Game is Afoot: Variations on Sherlock
Friday, March 4 • 7 p.m. • Norton Center Grand Foyer
Pre-performance panel discussion, featuring:
• Craig Cornwell, Senior Director of Programming at KET
• John Kinkade, Associate Professor of English at Centre College
• Aquila Theatre members
One-hundred and twenty-five years after his debut, Sherlock Holmes remains the definitive and most famous detective in world literature, inspiring a new generation of writers and capturing new audiences. Along with discussion of Aquila Theatre’s modern-day version of the classic play, the guest panel will discuss interpretations of the character as displayed in current pop culture.

“The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” is sponsored by Sodexo, and funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council.

For more information or to purchase tickets to the Norton Center performance on March 4, contact the Box Office at 859.236.4692, toll free at 1.877.HIT-SHOW (448.7469), or go online to NortonCenter.com.

by Centre College News
February 26, 2016 

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