The Blue Carbuncle: A Christmas Adventure of Sherlock Holmes | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

The Blue Carbuncle: A Christmas Adventure of Sherlock Holmes

The Blue Carbuncle is one of Arthur Conan Doyle’s rare comic tales. Taking place during Yuletide, the story has Holmes and Watson face several Dickensian Londoners, a dusty hat, a famous gem and a goose. 

Produced by Quicksilver Radio Theater, the play stars Craig Wichman (Independent Film, The Devil You Know) as the Great Detective and John Prave as the Good Doctor. The cast features Emma Palzere, Joseph Franchini, Dan Renkin, Clyde Baldo, and Soprano Soloist Bernadette Fiorella (New York City Opera). Original music by Frank Spitznagel. Sound effects by Sue Zizza, Mr. Baldo and the cast. The engineers are Chip Fabrizi and Dominick Barbera.

Adapted and produced by Mr. Wichman. Directed by Jay Stern (Independent Feature, The Changeling).

As an added treat, Quicksilver will also present The Painful Predicament of Sherlock Holmes, the rarely produced short farce by famed Holmes portrayer William Gillette.


NPR

Gluten-Free Guests For Thanksgiving? We've Got You Covered

It's like the start of a bad joke: a vegan, a gluten-free and a paleo walk into a bar — except it's your house, and they're gathered around the Thanksgiving table. Don't panic — we've got recipes.
NPR

For Native Alaskans, Walrus May Take The Place Of Turkey

Thanksgiving is a harvest festival — the traditional menu is all about the bounty of late fall. What does your pantry look like if you're a Yupik family living off the land in rural Alaska?
NPR

Obama: 'No Sympathy' For Those Destroying Ferguson

Saying he understands the frustrations of people who feel they're not treated fairly under the law, President Obama also said, "I have no sympathy at all for destroying your own communities."
NPR

Is Digital Learning More Cost-Effective? Maybe Not

Digital learning initiatives are spreading to schools across the country, but new research raises doubts about how well they work.