Playwright ERIC COBLE gives opening weekend talkbacks

First Stage is happy to announce that playwright Eric Coble will be in Milwaukee during opening weekend of his world premiere play, SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE BAKER STREET IRREGULARS.

Eric will join the actors on stage to answer audience questions and discuss how he set about adapting 
The Baker Street Irregulars, an edgy series of graphic novels for our audiences. The talkback is included with your ticket to the show, and will take place after each of the following performances:
  • Friday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m *Opening Night
  • Saturday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. Steampunk Night
  • Sunday, October 19 at 3:30 p.m.
Learn more about Eric Coble on his website, and in this recent interview with First Stage.


Sherlock Holmes is missing, and the streets of London are awash with crime. Without the famously shrewd detective to save them, who will help the people of London?  The Baker Street Irregulars – a gang of street kids hired by Sherlock himself to help solve cases – accept the challenge of defending the Victorian city against the forces of evil, including the criminal mastermind believed to be the notorious Moriarty. Based on the graphic novels by New York Times best-selling author Tony Lee, drawn by critically acclaimed artist Dan Boultwood, and supported by one of the world’s foremost authorities on Sherlock Holmes, Leslie S. Klinger, this family-friendly adventure will unveil clues as to the true fate of Sherlock Holmes. The game is afoot!  For everyone ages 7 and up.

Tickets start at $14.50 and may be purchased at or through the Marcus Center box office at (414) 273-7206 or at 929 N. Water Street, Milwaukee. Special rates are available for groups of 10 or more, call (414) 267-2964 for tickets and information.

*Join us for the Opening Night Reception, immediately following the 7:00 p.m. performance on Friday, October 17. Enjoy refreshments courtesy of First Stage as you mix and mingle with the cast and crew of SHERLOCK HOLMES! This event takes place at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, located at 325 W. Walnut Street, just one mile from the Marcus Center. There is no cost additional cost to participate and all are welcome.

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