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OLT actors rehearse The Penultimate Problem of Sherlock Holmes (pictured left to right): Ethan Moe, Sarah Scott, Krys Swanberg, and Mike Moe.

“The Penultimate Problem of Sherlock Holmes” Opens This Week


This Friday, October 21, the two-weekend run for “The Penultimate Problem of Sherlock Holmes” opens on stage at the Ouachita Little Theatre.  The director, Scott O’Rear, and the cast invite the audience to join them at “221B Baker Street” in another exciting adventure featuring the famous 19th century sleuth. The cast consists of Ethan Moe as Sherlock Holmes, Krys Swanberg as Dr. John Watson, and Mike Moe as Inspector Lestrade.  Monsieur August Dupin is played by Lamar Austin, Professor James Moriarty is portrayed by Jefferson Smith, and a mystery English Gentleman is played by Ian Cameron.  The cast is rounded out with Tracy Prather as Mrs. Hudson, Jennifer Schubbe as Mrs. Piper, Sarah Scott as Miss Irene Adler, and Julie Moe as Mrs. Emily Watson.

The show will be presented Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m., also Sunday, October 23 at 2:30 p.m.  The next showings will be the following weekend October 28, 29, and 30.  Friday and Saturday shows will again start at 7:30 p.m.  Sunday’s show starts at 2:30 p.m.  Tickets will be available at the door 45 minutes before each show.  Of course, season tickets will be honored.

Those OLT patrons attending this production will be the first to enjoy the new seats and the improved interior of the auditorium.  All these improvements have been made possible through generous donations from OLT members and others in the community.  “OLT is committed to providing a pleasant surrounding for our patrons as well as participating in making downtown Mena a place to be admired by both locals and tourists.  The support shown by Mena/Polk County is truly appreciated,” said OLT President, Rudi Timmerman.

One of the ways OLT expresses its appreciation is by providing first class productions.  Timmerman added, “This outstanding work is done by volunteers who give freely of their time and talent.  No one is paid. The only reward they get is your attendance and support.  The cast and crew of “The Penultimate Problem of Sherlock Holmes” are looking forward to you being in the audience enjoying the show.”

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