Actors Collective Media Entertainment brings staged readings of Holmes for the Holidays to The Western Stage

Event Date: 
Saturday - Mar 7, 2015 6:30 p.m. to Sunday - Mar 8, 2015 2:30 p.m.
Event Coordinator: 
Laura Kershner
Salinas, CA – SpringFEST is in full bloom at The Western Stage with Holmes for the Holidays. The staged reading March 7 and 8, 2015, performed by Actors Collective Media Entertainment, is a preview of a new Sherlock Holmes piece. Adapted for the stage by local playwright Cindy Womack, a full production by Actors Collective is planned for this winter at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts in Carmel. Meanwhile Womak invites local residents to be the first to enjoy a new theatrical holiday tradition in the making. The show begins with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic Holmes story, “The Blue Carbuncle.” In the Christmas season, a war veteran hard-up for money brings a little case to Holmes purely to help another unfortunate person. Holmes’ deductions trigger surprising events that will change the veteran’s fortunes— and his own. This case gives us Sherlock at the top of his game.
 
The Actors Collective Media Entertainment is comprised of Western Stage veterans and professional and amateur actors who live throughout Monterey County. Holmes for the Holidays includes Jeffrey T. Heyer as Sherlock Holmes, Nina Capriola as the deadly Mrs. Culverton Smith, Thomas Burks as Dr. Watson, and portraying various characters: Ron Cacas, Fred Herro, Niki Moon and others.  Staged readings will take place in the Studio Theater, Hartnell Performing Arts Facility, Studio Theater, at 7:30PM on Saturday, March 7, and 2:00PM on Sunday, March 8, 2015. Admission is on a first come, first seated basis with a suggested donation in support of The Actors Collective of $5.00 at the door.
 
Hartnell Community College District
 
The Hartnell CCD serves over 15,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit www.hartnell.edu.