New Jersey Theatre Alliance's The Stages Festival presents East Lynne Theater Company "Sherlock Holmes' Adventure of the Speckled Band" Radio Play

  • Event date:
    March 17, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Presenter:
    Gayle Stahlhuth
  • Age Group: Adults
  • Location: Winter Room
  • Type of event: Drama & Theater

     "Mr. Holmes, I am under such a strain that I shall go mad if it continues.  Do you think that your powers could shed a little light in the darkness which surrounds me?"  asks Enid Stonor.    Thus begins a race against time for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to stop the bizarre murders in an eerie country manor in The Adventure of Speckled Band.

    East Lynne Theater Company invites you to be part of the "radio audience" when they perform this famous mystery with live sound effects and commercials, and actors portraying several roles to make the tale come to life. Before television and the Internet, people sat eagerly by the radio to hear the latest dramas, comedies, and news. Many radio shows were performed in front of live audiences at the same time they were sent across the "airways." 

     This radio-style production is based on one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's personal favorites and his play The Stoner Case, adapted by Craig Wichman, with the permission of Dame Jean Conan Doyle. Craig is the Founder and Producer of Quicksilver Radio Theater.  His script received the National Federation of Community Broadcasters' "Gold Reel" for Radio Drama Award.  

    This event is part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival, the state's largest annual theatre festival that provides free and discounted theatre events for all ages throughout the month of March.   The Stages Festival offers dozens of performances, workshops, classes, and events at theatres, art centers, libraries, schools, senior centers, and other community venues throughout the state. The program was developed to encourage New Jersey's residents to attend their local professional theatres by making the experience affordable, accessible, and fun.  To receive a full schedule of events for The Stages Festival please visit

"The Alliance is grateful that the Mahwah Public Library is participating in the 2019 Stages Festival," said John McEwen, Executive Director of the Alliance. "For 22 years, Stages has provided theatrical experiences for thousands of residents, regardless of age, across New Jersey. These efforts would not be made possible without the wonderful help of our partners such as the Mahwah Public Library."

Founded in 1981, New Jersey Theatre Alliance was the first statewide service organization for professional, not-for-profit theatre companies in the United States, and is now a leader in developing model programs that foster collaboration, cooperation, and audience development. The Stages Festival is a project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Alliance. Major funding is also provided by Bank of America, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, and PSEG Foundation. Additional support is provided by individuals, corporations, and foundations such as The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Fund for the New Jersey Blind, and George A. Ohl, Jr. Trust.

This program is free but registration is required.  Please register online on the library website or call 201-529-7323 beginning February 1st.  (Please arrive 30 minutes before the program begins or your spot will be given away)  This program is free funding is from The Stages Festival and Family Week at the Theatre and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance. 

  • Contact

  • Denise Laude
  • 2015297323

100 Ridge Road, Mahwah, NJ, 07430 201.529.READ