And of course, saving the best for last, Steve Hendrickson as Sherlock Holmes. Tall, angular, lean and nasty, gaily predatory, Hendrickson effortlessly threads the needle between Holmes’s depressive languor and his overwhelming need to pick up the rocks of evil (they’re everywhere) and expose the foully wriggling worms beneath. Hendrickson’s work anchors the play and provides the best reason to see it. Perfection.
How Was the Show?
Park Square has found Holmes to be box-office catnip in the summers of 2008 and 2010, both times with actor Steve Hendrickson in the title role. He returns, a bit less robust than previously, not crackling and confident in his dialogue. But Hendrickson’s gaunt pallor sets up the ruse that Sherlock is feeling worn out and less than himself.
with Bob Davis
with Nathan Christopher