July 11 – 14, July 17 – 20 @ 7pm
Poker Flats Field
In 1987, WTF launched the popular outdoor Free Theatre with a production of A Study in Scarlet, the first saga in the Sherlock Holmes series.
Twenty-five years later, the legendary sleuth is back in this exciting new theatrical version of Conan Doyle’s final novel, The Valley of Fear, adapted by Free Theatre's original scribe, playwright Steve Lawson.
This two-act play shows Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson at their witty best— investigating a case of murder that is baffling Scotland Yard. First, we travel with the duo to an English country estate to pick up clues and crack the case. We then dig deep into this mystery's origins in America - illuminating a tale of violence and fear in Pennsylvania's coal country, where one man's life hangs perilously between ruin and redemption.
Join us for a night of laughs and chills in the Valley of Fear. This play is appropriate for children ages 8 and up.
Sponsored by Williamstown Savings Bank
The 25th Anniversary Free Theatre production is generously supported by The Adler Family, Ellen J. Bernstein, Rebecca Gold, Susan Gold, The Sabot Family, Daniel Trombley & Nicole Westall, and Cheryl Westall
Additional support provided by the Fund for Williamstown, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
Dr. John Watson | Chris Bannow
Sherlock Holmes | Michael Bradley Cohen
Mrs. Hudson | Whitney Maris Brown
Inspector MacDonald/Bodymaster McGinty | Harry Ford
Sgt. White Mason/Morris | Alex Gould
John Douglas/Jack McMurdo | Alexander Seife
Ivy Douglas | Maura Hooper
Cecil Barker/Ted Baldwin | Eric Clem
Ames/Mike Scanlan | Jeff Hathcoat
Mrs. Allen/Mrs. Shafter | Caitlin Morris
Ensemble | Jacob Basri, Brock Bivens, Jeff Deglow, Emily Hunt, Braden Joyce-Schleimer, Mat Leonard, Alex Marz, Jack Mitchell, Michael Ruocco, Kerry Sheridan, Chris Stahl
FRIDAY, JULY 20 - The show is on!
Assistant Director | Megan Kosmoski
Composer | Matt SherwinScenic Design | Yu Shabagaki
Costume Design | Asta Hostetter
Lighting Design | Barbara Samuels
Sound Design | Anna-Lee Craig
Properties Design | Zoey Marie
Stage Manager | Lauren Batson
Assistant Stage Manager | Lily Riopelle