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An edge-of-your-seat mystery

Summoned to a remote asylum on a rocky island, Dr. Watson investigates three inmates who all claim to be the genius sleuth, Sherlock Holmes. All the world knows Holmes died facing his nemesis Moriarty years ago, so who are these imposters? This eerie new chapter in the Sherlock Holmes saga will stir your blood and puzzle your mind. 

“a truly smashing play full of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat” —TalkinBroadway.com

Please note: This show contains flashing lights, sudden loud noises, and haze.

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Pay What You Will Thursdays and our Community Access Ticket Program are generously sponsored by Jessika and Bryan Hane.


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Creative Team

  • Director: J. Barrett Cooper
  • Scenic Designer: Seth Howard
  • Lighting Designer: Jennifer Fok
  • Costume Designer: Guy Clark
  • Sound Designer & Original Music: Brandon Reed
  • Props Manager: Aubrey Krueger
  • Stage Manager: Tab Burton
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Chelsea Pell
  • Technical Director/Scene Shop: Campbell TD

J. Barrett Cooper (he/him) 
Director/Fight Director

J. Barrett Cooper is an actor, director, and fight director who has worked with Actors Theatre of Louisville, Kentucky Opera, Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, Pioneer Playhouse (SLC), Wayside Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Arkansas Rep, Bunbury Theatre, Alley Theatre, CenterStage, and founded Savage Rose Classical Theatre Company where he was Founding/Producing Artistic Director for its first five seasons. Directing credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (CenterStage) Greetings! (Bunbury Theatre) Coyote Ugly (Alley Theatre) King Lear, All’s Well That Ends Well, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Cocaine, The Man With the Flower in His Mouth, Doctor Faustus, The Changeling, The Knight of the Burning Pestle (Savage Rose) Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Latent Muse) The Passion of Dracula (Wayside Theatre, Virginia) The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Manhattan Stage, NYC). As an actor: Film Credits: The Wise Guys (w/ Robert De Niro) White Noise (w/ Adam Driver), Queen of the Ring (w/Josh Lucas) Perception (w/ Wes Ramsey), Hometown Remedy (w/Galadriel Stineman), Mr. Manhattan (w/Carlos PenaVega) M30Oxy, The Good Daughter (w/Samantha Sloyan) Two Weeks to Slow the Spread (Award Winning Short) among others, TV Credits: The Resident (Fox) Chicago Fire (NBC) Murder Comes to Town (Investigation Discovery) and many commercials.


Ronnie Johnstone (he/him)

Born and raised in sunny Southern California, Ronnie studied and worked the LA theatre circuit until 1991, when he moved to New York to pursue graduate studies. In 1993 Ronnie began teaching, finally ending up as a university Theatre Chair for nearly 20 years. Ronnie is currently the Producing Artistic Director of Indiana based Wisdom Tooth Theatre Project. Known mostly as an actor/director, he occasionally moonlights as a lighting designer—because moonlight is often the best light 😉

David Arrow (he/him)
Dr. Evans 

David has appeared on the New York stage, and in regional theatres across the country. His most recent credits include: Torvald in A Doll’s House, Part 2, Alan Turring in Breaking the Code and Bobby Kennedy in his own play, Kennedy: Bobby’s Last Crusade. Film credits include: Joseph’s Gift, Igby Goes Down, Hostage, The Dot Man, Rules of Love and Deadly Secrets of a Cam Girl. Television credits include: Days of Our Lives, Growing Pains, Passions, Broad City, the HBO series 12 Miles of Bad Road and, as Captain Andrew Sutherland on TURN. David’s favorite actress is Amber Paul, who he is fortunate enough to be married to. David starred with Amber opposite Harry Styles in Harry’s music video: Music for a Sushi Restaurant. Amber plays the lead role in David’s first film as writer/director called Five Questions.

Valerie C. Kilmer 

Valerie C. Kilmer is thrilled to be back at Constellation where she was seen in The Importance of Being Earnest. Previously she has worked with Off Night Productions (Proof), Indiana University (On the Line), Maelstrom Collaborative Arts (Broken Codes, Tall Skinny Cruel Cruel Boys, TingleTangle, Code: Preludes), Ohio City Theatre Project (Incendiaries), Cleveland Public Theatre (Cuyahoga, Briefly; Fire on the Water), The Lantern Theatre (Johnny Appleseed, Huck Finn), Talespinner Children’s Theater (Rosalynde and the Falcon, Adventures in Slumberland), Cleveland Shakespeare Festival (As You Like It, Henry III), and Karamu House. This month, Valerie is celebrating 13 years with her partner.

John Robert Armstrong (he/him)

John is an actor, producer, and instructor with over 20 years of diverse experience in the entertainment industry. John is the co-founder of Indiana film company Pigasus Pictures and produced several feature films including THE GOOD CATHOLIC (Danny Glover, John C. McGinley) and SO COLD THE RIVER. John’s acting credits include As You Like It (New York Classical Theatre), The Piper (NYMF and Irish Repertory, NYC), Seussical (National Tour), Macbeth (Indiana Repertory), Hamlet (title character, Freed PAC), and many more. John also performed locally in Santaland Diaries, Rounding Third, and Tuning In for Constellation, where he also serves as director of development. John has been an instructor and professor at the New York Film Academy, Ohio Northern University, Indiana University, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, and Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. John began his training in vocal performance at the Jacob’s School of Music at Indiana University and earned a bachelor’s degree in musical theatre and an MFA in acting in the Department of Theatre & Drama. John is also a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association, Bloomington Rotary, and the National Society of Arts & Letters.

David Sheehan (he/him)
Holmes #1

David is thrilled to be returning to Constellation for Holmes & Watson. He was last seen as Dr. Chasuble in The Importance of Being Earnest. David is an actor, director, composer, and theatre educator based in Bloomington, Indiana. For over a decade, made his artistic home at the Bloomington Playwrights Project. At the BPP David served as Associate Artistic Director for two seasons. He directed the Woodward Newman Drama Award winning plays Out of Orbit by Jennifer Maisel, You Remind Me of You by Matthew Capodicasa, and co-directed with Chad Rabinovitz Home by Christy Hall and Scott Allan; and Make Me Bad by Alex Brightman and Drew Gasparini. On the other side of the curtain, David originated the roles of Marvin in Fortunato Heist, Jesse in Spun, Christof in The Truman Show: The Musical, and Stevie in Ugly Lies the Bone. David also appeared as Darren in Happily After Ever and The Kid in Jedi Handbook. David is from Bozeman, MT and a graduate of Indiana University.

Bobby Ayala Perez (he/him)
Holmes #2

Bobby is a multidisciplinary artist and a recent graduate of the MFA Acting program at Indiana University. He has worked with various theatres in Northeastern Ohio and Los Angeles, including Cleveland Public Theatre (This is Not the Play, Love in a Time of Media), convergence-continuum (Isaac’s Eye, Based on a Totally True Story), Cleveland Shakespeare Festival (As You Like It), Coeurage Theatre Company (Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight), and Cleveland State University (Dangerous Liaisons, Ubu Roi, Angels in America). In Bloomington, he has worked at Indiana University (The Winter’s Tale, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Sueño, Jump, Twelfth Night), Jewish Theatre of Bloomington (The Wanderers), and IU Summer Theatre (The 39 Steps). Bobby is an adjunct professor of Acting at Indiana University. In addition to acting, he enjoys illustrating, writing, filmmaking, and carpentry. This month, Bobby is celebrating 13 years with his partner.

Gavin W. Douglas (he/him)
Holmes #3

Gavin is a recent graduate of Indiana University’s MFA acting program. Some of his favorite roles there were Leontes in The Winter’s Tale, Sir Edward Clarke in Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Clown in 39 Steps, and Narrator/Mysterious Man in Into the Woods. He is originally from the Pacific Northwest, where he received his BFA in acting from Southern Oregon University.


Phone Hours: M-F 12 - 5pm
(812) 336-9300 Box Office
(812) 336-7110 Admin
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Waldron Arts Center (122 S Walnut St)


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Bloomington, IN 47404
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