WHS Theatre Presents - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Woodburn High School Theatre is proud to announce their upcoming production of The Adventures of Sherlock  Holmes, adapted by Jon Jory. The production will stream online for four days only, February 26-March 1.  The dates have been postponed due to ongoing power outages in our community.  You can pre-order your tickets here.

Due to the restrictions of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the student actors and designers at Woodburn High School have embraced the challenge of telling theatrical stories in unconventional ways. This winter, inspired
by the old radio dramas of the 1930s, students are building an immersive multimedia experience. Four different
casts are featured in four mini mysteries in this 90-minute radio-style play.

To prepare for this unique project, students have been working weekly over Zoom with professional theatre
mentors. Student designers are learning the world of sound effects under the tutelage of Ryan Gamblin, a
Brooklyn-based sound designer and composer. Student actors are being guided through the process of
building characters by Michael Ofori, a professional actor and director from Boston. Cora Beeman, a designer
hailing from Seattle, is overseeing the work of student technicians.
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his play reveals how the legendary friendship of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson is born. Together they face
a quartet of the most confounding crimes to ever cross the threshold of 221B Baker Street. Discover the truth
about the surprising secret within an abandoned Christmas goose; the meaning of a coded message from an
organization obsessed with the past; the danger that sends a family playing cards to madness; and the web of
conspiracy surrounding a governess in an isolated country house. Based on four classic short stories by Sir
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a thrilling reminder of why Sherlock Holmes
remains eternal. This production contains moments of suspense and violence and is recommended for middle school students and older.