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Bridgewater College Students Write, Direct Play

The Bridgewater College Pinion Players will present a student-written and directed production, “Sherlock Holmes: The Fall of Baker Street,” April 18 – 21 in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.

Performances are at 8 p.m. April 18 – 20 and at 3 p.m. on April 21. A talk-back and reception will be held following the Friday evening performance. Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for seniors and non-BC students and may be reserved by calling 540-828-5631.

The play, adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, and inspired by the stage play “Sherlock Holmes” by William Gillette, was written by James E. Custer, a sophomore from Dayton, Va., Nicholas Davies, a senior from Waynesboro, Va., and Jessica Snellings, a senior from Stanley, Va. All three are English majors with minors in theater.

“Sherlock Holmes: The Fall of Baker Street” is co-directed by Custer and Snellings. Holmes has returned to college from Reichenbach. Little does he know that his arch-nemesis, Moriarty, has survived and has nefarious plans for Holmes and his friends.

Cast members include:

Tyler Goss, a senior philosophy and religion and mathematics double major, from Mechanicsville, Va.;

Joseph M. Kaiser, a freshman English major with a minor in communication studies, from Orange, Va.;

Amanda M. Field, a senior environmental science major, from Princess Anne, Md.;

Dominee A. McNerney, a sophomore liberal studies major, from Powhatan, Va.;

Kai Sutherland, a sophomore international studies major, from Chesapeake, Va.;

James A. Murtha Jr., a sophomore physics and mathematics major, from Forest, Va.;

Rebecca L. Heine, a communication studies and English double major with a minor in theater, from Jeffersonton, Va.;

Marissa Lubkowski, a junior biology major, from Harrisonburg, Va.;

Rikki René Wise, a sophomore business administration major, from Roanoke, Va.;

Malorie Andrews, a business administration major with a minor in equine studies, from Freeland, Md.; and

Carissa Cheatham, a biology and environmental studies double major, from Brookneal, Va.

Rebecca M. Haines, a junior history major with a minor in theater from Taneytown, Md., is production manager.

Morgan Elkins, a communication studies major with a minor in theater from Cloverdale, Va., is serving as stage manager.

Costume designers are Sarah Kathryn Burchfield, a communication studies and Spanish double major from Bridgewater, Va., and Chris Conte, a senior history and political science major from Wytheville, Va.

Posted 4/9/13

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