“Sherlock Holmes” continued March 12 and 13. The production tightened up a bit over the run, and I think my best performance was the closing night, Saturday the 13th. Although this role wasn’t the most fun I’ve had on stage (playing Holmes himself in “Hound of the Baskervilles” probably gets that award) I found it very satisfying and rewarding, and it was probably one of my best performances. I can’t remember when I’ve gotten so many compliments in a production: the Village Playhouse were very appreciative of my level of professionalism, my patience when off stage, and my costume collection (another show where I provided all my own outfits). It’s lovely to have friends appreciate my performance, but I had a surprising number of strangers actually seek me out to say they enjoyed the character, some to say Moriarty was their favorite. Most startling of all, Paul and Lily Sullivan let me know that their children, James and Brianna, were willing to spend their VERY OWN MONEY in order to see “Uncle Greg” perform. How cool is that? To think that they were willing to put up ten whole dollars out of the allowances that I’m sure they have lots of places to spend to see my show is a rather intoxicating thought. And here I just thought they thought of me fondly as the man who delivers the birthday cakes “Aunt Georgie” makes--.
The Village Playhouse newsletter indicates they were very happy with the production, so it seems to have been a success all around.