Purple Rose continues its 31st season with SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE PHANTOM MACHINE ADVENTURE

Purple Rose continues its 31st season with SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE PHANTOM MACHINE ADVENTURE

The Purple Rose Theater Company will continue its 31st season of plays with “Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Phantom Machine,” a world premiere by David MacGregor. Tickets are on sale now.

London: November 1905. England and the world are changing. As civilization draws closer to the horrors of World War I, each day brings new tensions to Europe and technological advancements that make Victorian England a distant dream. Into the chambers of Sherlock Holmes come Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison – with new inventions that will alter the course of human history – only the two inventions are gone. Can Holmes, Watson and Irene Adler somehow unravel the latest evil scheme of the late Professor Moriarty’s evil daughter, Marie Chartier? Can world peace be achieved by the most powerful weapon ever created? Can death itself be defeated by a scientific genius? And can Sherlock Holmes survive the greatest personal loss of his career?

“Sherlock Holmes and the Ghost Machine Adventure” contains adult content and may not be suitable for children under 13.

This production is the third installment in the Sherlock Holmes series by David MacGregor. The first play, “Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Elusive Ear”, premiered during the 2017/2018 PRTC season, followed by the second play, “Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Fallen Soufflé” during the 2018/2019 season. All three plays are world premiere productions at The Purple Rose.

Performances run from Friday April 15 to Saturday August 27, 2022. Previews, with discounted tickets, are available through Thursday April 21. The press opening is Friday, April 22.

Directed by Angie Kane (Salt Lake City, UT), the cast includes artists David Bendena (Chelsea), Caitlin Cavannaugh (Chelsea), Mark Colson (Detroit), Sarab Kamoo (Lathrup Village), Rusty Mewha (Plymouth) and Paul Stroili . (Chicago, IL). Set design by Bart Bauer, properties by Danna Segrest, costumes by Suzanne Young, lighting by Noele Stollmack and sound by Brad Phillips. Patrick Ian McCall is the stage manager.

The production sponsor is University Office Technologies. Subscription support for the season comes from the Ford Motor Company Fund, Hamp Family Fund, Shubert Foundation, Matilda R. Wilson Fund, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and National Endowment for the Arts. Media sponsors include Michigan Radio, JTV and

All performances will be held at The Purple Rose Theater Company, 137 Park Street, Chelsea, Michigan 48118. Performance schedule is available HERE.

Ticket prices range from $25 to $51 with special discounts for students, seniors, teachers, military, and groups (12 and older). For more information or to book, call (734) 433-7673 or visit

Guests attending a performance must adhere to COVID-19 safety protocols while at the Purple Rose Theater. This includes wearing a mask and showing proof of full vaccination with a valid photo ID. More information on COVID safety at The Purple Rose can be found HERE. Any changes to this policy during the broadcast of “Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Phantom Machine” will be posted on The Purple Rose’s website and social media pages.