Holmes vs. Holmes Closing (Theater and Galleries) The Short List (Theater)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Nov. 29 2015

The devil in the White City meets the supersleuth of Baker Street in this new adventure by Bill Daniel. While hiding out in Chicago after faking his death for some reason, Sherlock Holmes (sans Dr. Watson and any apparent detective skill) investigates the diabolical deeds of real-life serial killer H.H. Holmes, who confessed to murdering more than two dozen women around the time of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. The play is obviously intended to be a tense cat-and-mouse game, but the cat is slow on the uptake and the mouse has no finesse. Plodding storytelling, clunky stagecraft, and ho-hum performances in Orion Couling’s production for EDGE Theater fail to generate suspense or convey the horror of the killer’s crimes. —Zac Thompson

Price: $22

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