TARRYTOWN, NY — A disreputable hard-felt hat… an impeachable Christmas goose… and a forty-grain weight of crystallized charcoal (with a sinister history). From those three clues, The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle unfolded inside The Strand Magazine in 1892. One hundred and twenty five years later, 17 performances of that Sherlock Holmes short story will unfold at the historic Lyndhurst mansion, starting Nov. 15 and ending Dec. 8. Presented by the Red Monkey Theater Group and the M&M Performing Arts Company, the story was adapted by Red Monkey’s artistic director, Tal Aviezer (pictured), who portrays the famous fictional detective. Prior to The Blue Carbuncle, Red Monkey staged three Sherlock Holmes adaptations on its own (The Speckled Band, The Red-Headed League and The Final Problem) and two in collaboration with M&M (The Dancing Men and The Copper Beeches). In June 2018, the series will continue with The Musgrave Ritual at the historic Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in the Pelham Bay Park section of the Bronx.
Tim Lamorte is an award-winning journalist who has spent almost two decades documenting life along the Hudson River.