Week #6: Rouge Étude or How Sherlock Holmes Became a Misogynist

February 12, 2015 - February 14, 2015

7:00pm, James Levin Theatre


The centerpiece of CPT’s season, Big Box provides local artists with the opportunity to create and produce new work. Over seven weeks, Big Box includes ten world-premiere workshop performances of theatre, dance and genre-defying performances. Cleveland Public Theatre is proud to support and foster the work of area artists in this unique program. Artists are given keys to The James Levin Theatre and the freedom to transform the space for the presentation of their work.

Rouge Étude or How Sherlock Holmes Became a Misogynist

Written by Deborah Magid
Directed by Brian Pedaci

A study in violent seduction crescendos between young Sherlock and a world-famous violinist, bringing Holmes’ Stradivarius to life and transforming the young detective from a callow youth to the ascetic known the world over.

Featuring Bryan Ritchey, Katie Simón, Mary Alice Beck, Jean Cummins
Additional Composition: Keith Fitch
Violinist: Janice Lee

Deborah Magid is a playwright, composer, lyricist, director, Broadway actor, singer, tech writer-editor, journalist, and all-round energetic sort, Deborah is a member of the Cleveland Play House Playwrights’ Unit and is attached to four other Cleveland, Ohio theaters, has served on the ICWP Board of Directors, founded SWAN Day-CLE, and is a Dramatists’ Guild member. Works comprise long, short, drama, comedy, SciFi, musical, rock opera, chamber opera, and RICHARD WAGNER’S ENTIRE RING CYCLE IN 10 MINUTES WITH SOCK PUPPETS.

Brian Pedaci (Director) has appeared recently in SPIRITS TO ENFORCE and THERE IS A HAPPINESS THAT MORNING IS.  He directed a selection from Deborah Magid’s JACOB’S LADDER SURFACE for the Leap/Conceive series in 2013 and staged readings of REX (Springboard) and CAPITALIZATION (CPT/Cleveland Public Library’s LaborFest).  Brian is the Operations Director of Cleveland Shakespeare Festival, for whom he has appeared in lead roles in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, OTHELLO, and HENRY VIII, among others.  Brian also served as Managing Director of Bad Epitaph Theater Company from 1999-2004, where he directed THE CENSOR in 2001.

bb_14_web_610x908The goal of Big Box is to support new work and local artists.

CPT provides:
– The James Levin Theatre
– Basic production staff, stage management, box office support
– Marketing and advertising support

The artists provide the rest!

The writers, directors, actors, and designers selected for Big Box dedicate themselves to creating new and original work, or stretching their artistic powers by working in new disciplines.