We’re going back to the theater today! And there’s a mystery afoot…

What happens when the worlds of Sherlock Holmes and Ebenezer Scrooge are thrown together? Find out in the new play that debuts today in NYC, A Sherlock Carol. My guest today is Mark Shanahan, he’s the writer and director of the play. He comes from an extensive background in acting, writing and directing many plays both for the stage and radio. He stops by and we chat about his new play, the challenges of performing theater safely during a pandemic, and the power of stories – especially those by Arthur Conan Doyle and Charles Dickens.

Then, I read a Christmas mystery story by Thomas Hardy called “The Thieves Who Couldn’t Stop Sneezing.” It is a funny short story about a young man named Hubert who stumbles across some thieves planning to rob a nearby mansion. Find out what happens in this charming holiday tale.


00:00 My review of Gerald Dickens’ A Christmas Carol performance

07:17 Interview with Mark Shanahan

33:08 Story: The Thieves Who Couldn’t Stop Sneezing by Thomas Hardy

52:08 December Plans and a Special Thank You!

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Author: ArtK
Title: Have Yourself a Christmas Mystery with special guest Mark Shanahan

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