From our Founder & Artistic Director Bonnie G
October 21st, 2021
And so we closed. Our two year long Sherlock sojourn ended October 10 with a weekend of plentiful houses and exuberant audiences. We couldn’t have asked for a better finale!
What a ride it’s been.
Check out our Holmesian timeline:
January-May 2019: I begin exploring Sherlock Holmes scripts. Meets with a number of local theater colleagues about her plans to bring Holmes for the first time to the East End.
August 2019: Josephine agrees to direct. We meet and discuss a variety of scripts. Together we choose Sherlock’s Secret Life.
December 2019: First read through with the original cast at SCC rehearsal space.
March 2020: Sherlock opens! 3 performances to sold out crowds and rave reviews.
March 2020: Sherlock closes… 3 days later. Covid.
April 2020-April 2021: COVID. Set sits idle on SCC stage for a year.
May 2021: First read through on stage at SCC with partial cast. 4 original members return.
June-August 2021: Full cast confirmed after several auditions and rehearsals.
August 2021: Full rehearsals with nearly full cast. One exception: actor Alyssa gives birth the second week of August. She returns to rehearse after only one week away!
September 2021: “Sherlock’s Secret Life” Redux! Opens September 17… 17 months after the inaugural production. Like a Phoenix we rise…
October 2021: We close. Feeling that bittersweet mix of regret, relief… elation… satisfaction. Knowing we persevered. Through all the challenges, trials, emotions… a global pandemic. We made it. We did it! Together.
With deepest gratitude.
To our cast—
the originals: Tom Rosante, Alyssa Kelly, Richard Gardini, Bonnie Grice… the newbies: Mark Heidemann, Lance Schroeder, Zoe Richardson.
Director Josephine Teresi-Wallace and our crew: Dennis Milone, Daniel Schappert, Max Neukirch, Andrew Herman—thank you all for your talent, dedication and courage under fire.
SPECIAL THANK YOU to Kirsten Lonnie, SCC Executive Director and one of the bravest, wisest women I know.
AND huge thanks to our audiences, supporters, friends & family for braving it, protocols and all, to come see our show.
We hope to see you again soon… under better circumstances.
Thank you for supporting local Indie theater on the East End!
We are truly blessed to be part of this community.
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Bonnie Grice is a producer, actor, and great lover of the arts which developed over the course of her decades-long career in broadcasting, interviewing artists of all kinds. She founded boots on the ground theater® in 2016.