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Alan Tudyk to Star in the World Premiere of Mysterious Circumstances

The work is based on a true story about the death of Richard Lancelyn Green, the world's foremost scholar on Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Alan Tudyk will star in Mysterious Circumstances at the Geffen.
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Geffen Playhouse has announced the full cast for its world premiere production Mysterious Circumstances, written by Michael Mitnick and directed by Geffen Playhouse artistic director Matt Shakman. Previews for Mysterious Circumstances begin June 11, with an opening night on June 19.

The cast will feature Emmy Award nominee Alan Tudyk (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as Richard Lancelyn Green and Sherlock Holmes, as well as Hugo Armstrong as The American and others, Austin Durant as Conan Doyle and others, Leo Marks as Smith and others, Ramiz Monsef as Watson and others, and Helen Sadler as Touie and others.

Mysterious Circumstances is inspired by the New Yorker article "Mysterious Circumstances: The Strange Death of a Sherlock Holmes Fanatic" by David Grann, and based on a true story. In it Richard Lancelyn Green, the world's foremost scholar on Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is found dead in his London apartment. With multiple suspects and competing motives, Green's death raises questions that may be answered only by Holmes himself.

This play was commissioned as part of Geffen Playhouse's New Play Development Program thanks to the generosity of The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.

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