May 15 - June 30, 2021
PLEASE NOTE: This play will be presented in 5 separate episodes. There will be a new episode released each week for 5 weeks. After an episode is released, it will be available until June 30 (along with all the other plays in this season), so that you may listen to the entire story at any one time.
“’Well Huree, this gentleman on whom you unwisely inflicted your irrepressible curiosity is none other than the world’s greatest detective, Mr. Sherlock Holmes.’
At that moment a blood-curdling scream burst through the corridors of the Taj Mahal Hotel.”
In 1893, the British public was horrified to learn that Sherlock Holmes had perished in a deadly struggle with the arch-criminal, Professor Moriarty, at Reichenbach Falls. It wouldn’t be until 1903 that Sherlock returned to England to reveal that his death had been staged. This sweeping trek through the majestic vistas of India and Tibet give us a look at what may have been those missing years of the great detective’s life, with more than enough danger and mystery to keep any Baker Street Irregular happily on edge.
Why We Chose This Story: This homage to Sherlock is written with great love by one of Tibet’s most intelligent and prolific activists and authors, and since its publishing in 1999, has garnered success in every language into which it’s been translated. It is a ripping yarn, just the ticket to close out our season of adventure and excitement!
“Norbu’s literary sleight-of-hand constitutes a master-stroke.” –The Times of India
“The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes is a witty, fast-paced piece of entertainment of which Arthur Conan Doyle might have been proud.” –The Times Literary Supplement
Agastya Kohli (he/him): Huree Mookerjee
Nathaniel Tenenbaum (he/him): Sherlock Holmes
Mike Dooly (he/him): Strickland/Asterman
Nik Doner (he/him): MacLeod/Moriarty/Symington/Creighton
Abhijeet Rane (he/him): Manager/Railway Bearer/ ajah
Samir Shah (he/him): Coachman/Sweeper/Kintup
Khenrab Palden (he/him): Lama Yonten/White Garuda Monk
Kevin Lin (he/him): Tsering/Lurgan/Carvallo
Khanh Doan (she/her): Grand Lama
Jamyang Norbu (he/him): Jamyang Norbu
Jamyang Norbu (he/him): Author
Bilal Dardai (he/him): Adapter
Gus Menary (he/him): Director
Satyajit Limaye (he/him): flautist
Andrew Pang: violinist
Benjamin Radin (he/him): Sound Designer/Master Sound Engineer
Marianna de Fazio (she/her): Dialect Coach
Agastya Kohli (he/him): Cultural Consultant
Khenrab Palden (he/him): Cultural Consultant
Michelle Chesley (she/her): Rehearsal Stage Manager
Kyle Thompson (he/him): Associate Audio Engineer
Leanna Keith (she/they): Theme composer/performer
Zenaida Smith (she/her): Assistant Production Manager/Casting Associate
Dan Schuy (he/him): Production Manager
Original violin parts composed and performed by Andrew Pang.
Music from India: Rudra Vina, Sitar, Voice, and Fiddle; and Baul Songs from Bengal (Multicultural Media: MCM-3043).
Music from Tibetan Folk Songs from Lhasa and Amdo (Lyrichord: LLST 7286).
The audioplay is performed through arrangement with Jamyang Norbu. All rights reserved.
This project is generously supported by ArtsWA, the Washington State arts commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.