Sherlock Holmes
and The Sign of Four

by Eric J. McAnallen

A Mystery in Two Acts
based on A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Synopsis

Dr. John Watson, wounded and fresh off the front lines in the Afghan War, decides to share rooms with the enigmatic Sherlock Holmes, a self-proclaimed consulting detective. Watson desires peace and quiet after his misadventures in Afghanistan but soon discovers that life with Holmes is anything but peaceful. When Miss Mary Morstan calls on Holmes to help solve the mystery of her missing father, the two roommates are soon off on a quest to discover stolen treasure and solve a murder.

Production History

May 2014 - Comtra Theatre

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The Princess and the Great Gold Dragon

by Eric J. McAnallen

A Comedy in One Act
Cast - 7 (1 M, 1 F, 5 gender neutral)
Run-Time - 30 Minutes

A Storyteller attempts to tell an old Japanese folk tale of a brave warrior, a great dragon, and an evil centipede while dodging the running commentary of the Hero and correcting the misunderstandings of the actors and stage crew.

Production History

February 2017 - RACT Theatre Productions

Imaginary Exits

by Eric J. McAnallen

A Farce in Two Acts

Summary

120 minutes - 4 male - 4 female

Allen Trehern is a writer with problems. His girlfriend, Susan, has left him, his boss, Max, is breathing down his back, a figment of his imagination, Alex, is stuck in his living room, and it is quite possible he has accidentally kidnapped a college professor. Chaos ensues in this two act farce as Allen and Alex try desperately to deal with Allen's runaway imagination and find Alex's Imaginary Exit.

Production History

  • Staged Reading in 2012 at Comtra Theatre
  • Produced by Driftwood Dramatics at the Avenue Theatre in Rochester, PA in 2016

Note

This is a full length play based on a one act I wrote while a student at Carnegie Mellon University. The one act won the Premiere Performances Playwriting contest at Duquesne University and was performed by the Duquesne Red Masquers.

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