SHERLOCK’S LAST CASE (GROUP REP): 82% – SWEET

Bert Emmett and Patrick Burke in “Sherlock’s Last Case” at the Lonny Chapman Theatre. Credit: Sherry Netherland.

SWEET
Sherlock’s Last Case is another notch in the belts of co-artistic directors Winfield and Eisenberg, and a real step forward for this already momentum-laden company.
Radomir Luza – North Hollywood-Tolca Lake Patch

SWEET
A wickedly satisfying British play, loaded with saucy twists ‘n’ turns and plenty of chuckles … which makes the final outcome quite delicious!
Pat Taylor – Tolucan Times

BITTER
But while this clever spoof has some fabulously over-the-top twists and turns, it’s a wobbly vehicle. And in its current incarnation, the play simply doesn’t have the kind of star power it needs to succeed.
Jennie Webb – Backstage

SWEET
Larry Eisenberg directs this entertaining, little-over-two-hour mystery spoof at a fast clip. Even the background music-backed set changes move quickly and smoothly.
Gil Kaan – CultureSpotLA

SWEET
As I stated above, Act One is rather chatty, but you’ll get through it and get to Act Two which has more action. Director Larry Eisenberg stages the proceedings well. The scene changes between the Baker Street flat and the dank cellar are handily done thanks to Winfield’s set.
Robert Axelrod – Reviewplays

SWEET
Sherlock’s Last Case is certainly a different and unexpected play about Sherlock Holmes and Dr.Watson, chock full of humor and performed by a superlative cast under the fine direction of Larry Eisenberg.
Carol Kaufman Segal – Stagehappenings

SWEET
This tight knit team works wonders that allow its cast to shine.
Leigh Kennicott – Stagehappenings

SWEET
This is a thoroughly entertaining evening of theatre.
Cathy Wayne – NoHoArtsDistrict

BITTER
There have been plenty of successful reworkings of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories, but Charles Marowitz’s 1984 parody is not among them.
Philip Brandes – LA Times

SWEET
Director Larry Eisenberg presides over a production that is more than adequate but less than brilliant.
Neal Weaver – LA Weekly

SWEET
Though not without its shortcomings, Sherlock’s Last Case may well be Santa’s most welcome post-Christmas gift.
Steven Stanley – StageSceneLA

SHERLOCK’S LAST CASE
Presented by the Group Rep
At the Lonny Chapman Theatre
10900 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood
Nov. 30–Jan. 13, 2012
Tickets: $22; (866) 811-4111, (818) 763-5990
Running time: 2 hours, 25 minutes

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