Kate Hamill

MS. HOLMES AND MS. WATSON - #2B

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MS. HOLMES AND MS. WATSON  -  #2B

by KATE HAMILL

Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson – #2B is an irreverent, darkly comic modern take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous sleuth and sidekick – a fast-paced romp that re-examines the classic adventure stories you love with a bold new female lens. In this highly theatrical, small-cast escapade, oddball female roommates Sherlock (yes, it’s also a girl’s name – wait, is it a girl’s name? Is it even a name?) Holmes & Dr. Joan Watson join forces to emerge from the pandemic fog as a deeply codependent, quasi-dysfunctional, Odd Couple adventure duo… solving mysteries and kicking butts, until they come face to face with a villain who seems to have all of the answers. Extremely thrilling. Occasionally shocking. Highly amusing. By Jove, we’ve done it.

Production Notes

CASTING:

3F, 1M (doubling)

"Oh, to shake the dust from an old classic and polish it into a fresh, hip and uproarious good time. Kate, Kate, Kate. How did you do it, honey? Ms. Holmes and Ms. Watson –  #2B, written by Kate Hamill and starring Hamill as Watson with Vaishnavi Sharma as Sherlock Holmes world premieres a bloody good gender-bent mur-der whodunit."  -Lonita Cook, BlackBeeBuzz.com, on the recent KCRep production

Photo credits: Jason O’Connell, Vanessa Severo, Vaishnavi Sharma, and Kate Hamill in the world premiere of MS. HOLMES AND MS. WATSON – #2B at KCRep. Photo by Don Ipock.

Author

Kate Hamill

Playwright of the Year, 2017 - Wall Street Journal

One of the most-produced playwrights in America for 3 seasons running (2017-2020); wrote 2 of the top 10 most-produced plays of 2017-2018 and 2018-2019

"inventive" - Ben Brantley, New York Times

"ingenious" - Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal

“dauntless” - The New Yorker

Kate Hamill's plays have been produced off-Broadway (with Primary Stages, Classic Stage Company, Bedlam, and the Pearl); at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, A.R.T., the Guthrie, ...[FULL BIO]

Kate Hamill

MS. HOLMES AND MS. WATSON - #2B

Photo credits: Jason O’Connell, Vanessa Severo, Vaishnavi Sharma, and Kate Hamill in the world premiere of MS. HOLMES AND MS. WATSON – #2B at KCRep. Photos by Don Ipock