Mary Baldwin Theatre to Present Postmortem

September 25, 2001

Mary Baldwin University’s production of Postmortem by Ken Ludwig opens the 2001-2002 season and runs October 3 – 7. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday evening at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. at Fletcher Collins Theatre, Deming Hall. In a classic murder mystery by the playwright of Lend Me a Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, humor and suspense combine with the legacy of William Gillette, and American actor and playwright who portrayed Sherlock Holmes on stage for several decades in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The real Gillette co-wrote Sherlock Holmes for the stage with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and later settled into a medieval Rhenish-style castle of his own design in Connecticut. He brought his friends on weekends to his retreat, known as “Gillette Castle”, equipped with all the modern conveniences. Ludwig crafts a mystery thriller placed in this factual context. In Postmortem, Gillette brings the current cast of Sherlock Holmes to the castle on the anniversary of his fianc