PLAYWRIGHT ROBERT MATTSON TALKS ABOUT
"THE MAN WHO THOUGHT HE WAS SHERLOCK HOLMES"
Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS PLAY?
A: I wanted to write something that I would enjoy performing as an actor. I had always loved Sherlock Holmes and wanted to come up with a way to bring him to the modern day. I had been doing a lot of bad dinner theater at the time, so putting those ideas together seemed perfect. Then I decided to write multiple endings so that people could come back and never know who the killer was night to night.
Q: WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER?
A: Obviously Sherlock, although I like Dr. Watson/Goldstein as well.
Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OR LINE IN THE PLAY? WHY?
A: I like when Holmes comes back at the end. I think the audience definitely wants him to solve the crime.
Q: WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE WITH THIS PLAY?
A: I was trying to write a valid mystery without giving up an inch in the amount of laughs the script would generate. So, I had to make sure that every clue was valid for all the endings.
Q: ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT IT?
A: I think the important thing is that every actor in this show plays two very different characters, and that's an opportunity that you don't get in many scripts.