Approximate Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission
Recommended Age: 10 and Up

Midwest Premiere

Dr. Watson is called upon to disprove the many frauds, fakes, and charlatans who have popped up all over the world claiming to be Sherlock Holmes following his “death” at Reichenbach Falls. Watson travels to a remote mental asylum where three men have recently been admitted, each claiming to be the late detective and matching his physical description. Watson must confront the men and figure out which one is the real Holmes. This thrilling new drama, by the celebrated writer of the movies Mr. Holmes and Stage Beauty, is next up in our series of popular mysteries like The Mousetrap and The 39 Steps.

“Nowadays it is rare to encounter a genuine writer in the theater—someone…who has a genuine feel for language. So when such a thing comes along, it’s exciting…Hatcher’s voice is one I want to hear again soon." — NY Daily News

Audiences React to "Holmes and Watson"


Mark Corkins*

Grant Goodman*

Ryan Imhoff*

Maggie Kettering*
Matron/The Woman

Norman Moses*

Eric Damon Smith*

Rex Young*
Patient / The Client

Jeffrey Hatcher

Joseph Hanreddy


Bill Clarke
Scenic Designer

Karin Simonson Kopischke
Costume Designer

Michael Chybowski
Lighting Designer

Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen
Sound Design

Mike Tutaj
Projection Designer

Ben Kahre
Fight and Stunt Director

Clare Arena Haden
Dialect Coach

Frank Honts
Casting Director

Sarah Dening-Henes*
Stage Manager

Rebekah Heusel*
Assistant Stage Manager

Sophiyaa Nayar
Assistant Director


* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

To read bios for the artists listed above please click here. Bios begin on page 29.



A pre-show conversation with cast member Eric Damon Smith. Rep-in-Depth occurs approximately 45 minutes before curtain for every performance.


NOV 21

Audio-Described Performance
Patrons of this performance may receive an earpiece, providing live description of the action on stage. Check in at the Concierge Desk pre-show to pick up your earpiece.


NOV 22

TMJ4 Live at Noon
Tune in to hear TMJ4 anchor Vince Vitrano talk with a member of the cast to get an inside look at Holmes and Watson .


NOV 25

WISN 12 Live on Saturday Morning
Watch an in depth exclusive from a member of the cast of the Midwest premiere of Holmes and Watson.


NOV 29
7:30PM PERF.

Panel: “Dr. Watson is a Vet?! Representations of Veterans in the Media”
Curated by the Veterans Chamber of Commerce
As a part of Veterans Night, attend a post-show panel discussion about how the media represents veterans in theater, TV, and film. Moderated by Saul Newton, Executive Director of the Veterans Chamber of Commerce.
Panelists include:
· Tarik Moody, Digital Director and Evening Music Host at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee
· Meg Jones, War Correspondent for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
· Bill Watson, Associate Professor of Acting at UW-Milwaukee and Co-Founder and Co-Director of Feast of Crispian
· David Chrisinger, Author, Teacher & Strategic Communicator


NOV 29

Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.



Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.



ASL Interpreted Performance
This performance interpreted in American Sign Language. For more information about designated seating call the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490.


DEC 10

Captioned Theater Performance
This performance features a screen to the side of the stage that displays the actors' lines as they are spoken. For more information about designated seating call the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490.




First Rehearsal

First Rehearsal

Video Preview

Video Preview

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"'Holmes and Watson' delivers thrilling suspense"
– Virginia Small, Wisconsin Gazette

"A fast-paced and thoroughly satisfying addition to the Sherlock Holmes universe, 'Holmes and Watson' is a decisive success that will make you laugh and keep you guessing from curtain to curtain."
– Selena Milewski, Shepherd Express

"If you haven't gotten enough Sherlock in your life, you're in luck, because The Rep has brought Holmes And Watson to Milwaukee for the holidays!"
– Mary Boyle, Ozaukee Living Local

"Crisp, elegant production….masterful, and steeped in Holmesian lore."
– Jeff Grygny, Play On Milwaukee

"'Holmes and Watson' is a bold and thrilling piece of theater that builds its suspense slowly until it reaches a solution that is so shocking that it fools even the sharpest minds and seasoned mystery lovers in the seats."
– Matthew Perta, Showbiz Chicago

"Brilliant…full of mystery, surprises, twists, turns and even a little bit of shock."
– Dave Begel

"The cast is stacked with superb talent…one of the coolest sets I’ve ever seen…exciting, smart, fast, edge of your seat entertainment"
– Ryan Jay Reviews

"Suspenseful moments …have you holding your breath and clutching your neighbor's arm…just what an evening of "whodunnit?" should be."
– Kelsey Lawler, Broadway World


November 14 – December 17, 2017
Quadracci Powerhouse
By Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Joseph Hanreddy


Presented by


Executive Producers
Greg and Rhonda Oberland

Associate Producer
Four-Four Foundation, Inc.