Sherlock's Last Case : A Conversation with The Boston Globe

10/27/2018 Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre

Join us after Sherlock’s Last Case for a post-show conversation about Boston’s greatest unsolved mystery – the Gardner Museum heist. Featuring Stephen Kurkjian, a founding member of The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team, the principal reporter on the Gardner case, and a consulting producer of the new podcast series “Last Seen” and The Boston Globe reporter Linda Matchan.

Discussion will begin immediately following the 2pm performance.


Steve Kurkjian was an investigative reporter and editor for most of his 40-year career with The Boston Globe. A founding member and later editor of the Globe’s Spotlight Team, Mr. Kurkjian shared in its three Pulitzer Prizes and numerous other national and regional reporting awards. In recent years, he has focused on the still-unsolved theft of masterpieces from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and his 2015 book: Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World’s Greatest Art Heist is regarded as the most complete account of the crime and ensuing investigation. He is a consulting producer of the new WBUR/The Boston Globe podcast series “Last Seen.”

Linda Matchan was a longtime Globe editor, feature writer, and investigative reporter, and is a documentary filmmaker. Ten years before the Globe Spotlight series on clergy sexual abuse in the Boston Archdiocese, Ms. Matchan worked with Stephen Kurkjian to uncover a similar scandal involving Father James Porter and other Catholic priests in Massachusetts.  She is a senior fellow at Brandeis University’s Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism whose work is supported by the Fund for Investigative Journalism, the Ford Foundation, and the Pulitzer Center.  

About Sherlock's Last Case

Take a trip to Baker Street with the legendary Sherlock Holmes and his trusted sidekick Dr. Watson, to solve the seemingly perfect crime. When a threat is made against Holmes' life by the son of his longtime nemesis, Moriarty, not everything is as it appears. The game’s afoot with equal parts hilarity and intrigue in the long-overdue Boston premiere of this murderously funny comedy-thriller, directed by Huntington favorite Maria Aitken (Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 StepsBedroom Farce).

Approximate run time: Sherlock's Last Case run approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes, including one ten-minute intermission. Please note: This production includes theatrical haze, a strobe lighting effect, and the smoking of cocoa shell cigarettes (100% nicotine free).


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Maria Aitkin“I have spent an uneasy year away from the Huntington, working all the time, but feeling deprived of my true theatrical home. Now, thank heaven, I'm doing Sherlock’s Last Case in the fall – a brilliant and eccentric comedy – and I will be united with my favorite theatre in the world, staffed by wonderful people who anticipate my every whim. I can't wait.”— Maria Aitken

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