SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY
"… A QUICK-PACED, WITTY…CONFECTION THAT GOES DOWN LIKE ICED LEMONADE ON A SUMMER SCORCHER … "
The wit of Oscar Wilde meets the cunning of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle when Wilde brings his dear friend, Lillie Langtry, to Baker Street. Only Holmes can solve the case, going so far as to disguise himself as an early version of Lady Bracknell from Wilde’s latest play, The Importance of Being Forthright, while Watson falls head-over-heels for the Jersey Lily and a wicked professor attempts to bring the Crown to its knees.
Carlos Dengler is a New York-based actor and musician. He has workshopped his autobiographical one-man show,Homo Sapiens Interruptus, about his life in the music industry, twice at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and is continuing to develop it. In 1999, Carlos was one of the founding members of alt-rock group, Interpol; he left the band to pursue acting in 2009. Carlos received his MFA in Acting from NYU Tisch School of the Arts this past Spring. He is very excited to make his professional acting debut at the Dorset Theater Festival!
Dana Berger is a New York based TV, film and stage actress. She trained at LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts in NYC and went on to receive a B.A. in Theater Studies from Duke University, graduating Cum Laude with Highest Distinction in Acting. Recently, she had a recurring role on Elementary (CBS Television Studios). Other recent roles include Kate in Seminar (Kitchen Theatre, Dir. Margarett Perry), Young Anna in The Capables(GYM at Judson Church), Heidi in The Tutors (Attic Theater Company, dir. Laura Braza), Alida Bloodgood in The Poor of New York (dir. Tyne Rafaeli), Kristal in Did You Ever Watch The Wonder Years(Rattlestick theaterjam, dir. Craig Lucas), and Dunyasha in The Cherry Orchard(dir. Tyne Rafaeli). She has worked with Target Margin Theater, The Atlantic Theater Company, Syracuse Stage, Ars Nova, terraNOVA Collective, UglyRhino, and The Kitchen Theatre, as well as others.
Brian Dykstra is an actor, playwright and HBO Def Poet. He has played Johnny “Rooster” Byron in Jerusalem at The San Francisco Playhouse, Leonard in Seminar at the Kitchen Theatre and Brian O’Reagan on Broadway in Lucky Guy with Tom Hanks directed by George C. Wolfe. Recent acting credits include Mark Rothko in Red at St. Louis Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and B Street Theater. Walter in The Price (B Street), Mike inGood People (Dorset Theatre Festival), Gus in Call Me Waldo (Working Theatre), Elyot Chase in Private Lives (Kitchen), Trigorin in The Seagull (American Repertory Theatre), Oscar in Little Foxes (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey) and Claudius in Hamlet (Northern Stage). Brian’s solo show The Jesus Factor received an extended Off-Broadway run at The Barrow Street Theatre and is out on DVD (UpRoar Entertainment). His first solo show, Cornered and Alone, was hailed by critics, but landed him on several watch-lists including the NRA and Rush Limbaugh. Notable TV & film credits include: HBO’s Def Poetry, Third Watch, Law & Order, Chappelle’s Show, (718), Corn, Spectropia, Another Bed, Freedomland, Knight & Day andPoor Behaviorwritten and directed by Theresa Rebeck.
Chris Edwards is the Artistic Director of Nevada Conservatory Theatre at UNLV. He is also a producer, director, actor, fight choreographer and educator who has taught theatre arts at the University of Minnesota, Bennington College, Montclair State University, West Point Military Academy, SUNY New Paltz, Manhattan Theater Club, Creative Arts Team, and the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Most recently he was the Associate Artistic Director and Director of Education and Founding Director for the Professional Acting Apprentice Training at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in Cold Spring, NY. Acting credits include: London’s West End, Off-Broadway, internationally and in regional and touring theatres in the United States; the Guthrie Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Penumbra Theater, Cleveland Playhouse, John Houseman’s The Acting Company, Atlantic Theater Company, Ubu Rep., Rude Mechanicals – NYC and the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival to name a few. Chris is also the founding Artistic Director for Point of Entry Theatre in New York City. He attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the University of Minnesota in association with the Guthrie Theater and currently splits his time between Las Vegas, NV and Hoosick Falls, NY.
Kirk Jackson has performed on and off Broadway and throughout the U.S. in nearly 200 productions, including the world premieres of Terrence McNally’s Love! Valour! Compassion!(Broadway), Doug Wright’s Quills (New York Theater Workshop) and Interrogating the Nude (Yale Rep.), David Lindsay-Abaire’s Wonder of the World(Woolly Mammoth, D.C.), Samuel Beckett’s one-man Stirrings Still (Center Stage, Baltimore) and the US premiere of Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Three Birds Alighting on a Field (Manhattan Theater Club). A founding member of the Obie Award winning Cucaracha Theater, Jackson has taught and directed at Princeton, NYU, and CalArts. BA, Binghamton University (Don A. Watters Award for outstanding achievement); MFA, Yale School of Drama (Carol Dye Award for outstanding achievement as an actor). Jackson has taught at Bennington College since 2001.
Jenny Rohn has performed on Broadway in The Kentucky Cycleand The Crucible(U.S.), and Off- Broadway at The Public Theater, New Victory Theater, La Mama, En Garde Arts, The Mint Theater, and Brooklyn Academy of Music. Regionally, she has performed at The Guthrie Theater, American Repertory Theater, Seattle Repertory Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Huntington Theatre Company, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Portland Stage Co., Dallas Theater Center and Cleveland Play House. She has performed extensively in the works of director Robert Wilson in the U.S. and Europe. Her film and television credits include: Law and Order, American Playhouse, and Crossing the Atlantic. She teaches theatre at Bennington College.
Oliver Wadsworth appeared in Peter and the Star Catcher at Pioneer Theatre Company, First National Tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Off-Broadway, he was seen in Endpapers at Variety Arts and Well at The Public Theater. He has appeared with Actors Theatre of Phoenix in This; Shipwrecked!(AriZoni Award, Best Supporting Actor); Angels in America, Parts I and II (AriZoni Award, Best Actor); Pillowmanand Nickel and Dimed. Other regional credits include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Fulton Theatre; Misalliance at The Old Globe and Seattle Repertory Theatre; An Enemy of the People at Long Wharf Theatre; Santaland Diaries and Dracula at Actors Theatre of Louisville; Peter Pan at Denver Center Theatre Company; A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Syracuse Stage, Fully Committed (Metroland Best Performance Award), The Taming of the Shrew and Take Me Out at Capital Repertory Theatre; Murder on the Nile at Dorset Theatre Festival; and Stones in His Pocket (Metroland Best Performance Award) and Art at Adirondack Theatre Festival. Mr. Wadsworth’s film and television credits include Law & Order: SVU, Ira Sach’s Ed’s Next Move and Todd Haynes’ Dotty Gets Spanked.
Director – Margarett Perry
Set Design – Deb Booth
Costume Design – David Toser
Lighting Design – Michael Giannitti
Sound Design – Jane Shaw
Fight Choreography – Unkle Dave’s Fight House
“”It’s about as intelligent, fanciful, and witty a Holmes as you can find on the stage anywhere this summer.” Telly Halkias Manchester Journal
“Dorset’s “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lilly” lays waste the claim that theater must be silly schlock to be delightful light summer entertainment. This was fun.”- Rutland Herald- Sherlock
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