Season 15: Mainstage Plays & Musicals

January 24 - February 18, 2024

by Kate Hamill

New England Premiere!

Directed by Kelly O'Donnell

An irreverent, darkly comic, modern take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous sleuth and sidekick, this fast-paced romp re-examines the world’s most famous detective story with a bold new feminist lens. In this highly theatrical, small-cast escapade, oddball female roommates Sherlock (yes, it’s also a girl’s name—wait, is it a girl’s name? Is it even a name?) Holmes & Joan Watson join forces to emerge from pandemic fog as a deeply codependent, quasi-dysfunctional Odd Couple adventure duo—solving mysteries and kicking butts, until they come face to face with a villain who seems to have all of the answers.

“Apt. 2B is sharp, playful, and moves at a rapid-fire pace… [It] brings poignancy and humor to the stories of Sherlock Holmes…." -Portland Monthly

“Hamill’s new play gives the stories refresh in the way of Lucy and Ethel, Cagney and Lacey or Rizzoli and Isles." - Arts ATL

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Performance Schedule

Running Time: Approx. 2 hrs 15 min

Previews (January 24 and 25)

Wednesday at 7:30pm
Thursday at 2:00pm and 7:30pm

Regular Performances (January 26 - February 18, 2024)
Friday at 8:00pm
Saturday at 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday at 2:00pm*
Tuesday at 2:00pm
Wednesday at 7:30pm
Thursday at 7:30pm

With the cast after the Sunday matinee performances.

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NIGHT: Thursday, February 8th, 2024
$25 Tickets for Ages 21-35
6pm reception; 7:30pm performance
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Dramaturgical casebook: Ms. Holmes & Ms Watson

LECTURE at the University of Hartford’s Presidents’ College: Sherlock Holmes, “The Woman,” & Detective Fiction | Info


River Bend Pop-Up Shop: Check out a curated collection of books and gifts in our lobby related to Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson. 20% of proceeds go to Playhouse on Park, thanks to our incredible partnership with the River Bend Bookshop.

Recommended age: 15 and up
The play includes theatrical weapons, violence, and mild sexual references.




Hartford Courant - "Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson: Apt. 2B" features a feminist twist on the murder mystery at Playhouse on Park

WFSB-TV "Great Day Connecticut" segment


The Howard
Kimolee Eryn
CT Critics - B. Goldberg
One Man's Opinion
CT Critics - T. Holehan
Stu on Broadway

Production Photos

Photos: Meredith Longo


Kelly Letourneau* (Dr. Joan Watson) Previous shows at Playhouse on Park: PRIDE & PREJUDICE by Kate Hamill; Two River Theater: Natasha THREE SISTERS; Tiltyard: Hermia/Starveling MIDSUMMER; Fiasco Theater: Dot A VALENTINE FOR SONDHEIM; HERE Arts: Hank THE APPLE BOY; Clubbed Thumb (Winterworks): Megan REPLY ALL; ArtsPower: Laura LAURA INGALLS WILDER. Proud member of AEA & team member of Octopus Theatricals. Training: NYU/Tisch School of the Arts New Studio on Broadway, RADA, and Fiasco Theater’s 6-Week Conservatory. Special thanks to all healthcare workers.

Megan McDermott* (Irene Adler, Mrs. Hudson, and Others) Playhouse on Park debut! Bristol Riverside: Mimi COMEDY OF TENORS, Carol LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR; Act II Playhouse: Faye CHAPTER TWO; DTC: Mandy TIME STANDS STILL, Laura GLASS MENAGERIE; Wilma: Katherina AMADEUS; Barnstormers: Cecily IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Babe CRIMES OF THE HEART, Viola TWELFTH NIGHT; STNJ: Armande LEARNED LADIES; Gallery Players: Lucy SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH; Quintessence: Widow Quin PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD; PICT: Catherine VIBRATOR PLAY, Natasha THREE SISTERS.

Nick Nudler (Inspector Lestrade, Elliott, Monk, & Others) Playhouse on Park debut! Shakespeare & Company: Petruchio TAMING OF THE SHREW; Connecticut Rep: Tony DISASTER!; Cape Rep Theatre: Bellamy FROM THE HEART OF THE WRECK, Garry NOISES OFF, Sky MAMMA MIA, Shakespeare SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE. Nick is an education artist at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox. He is a theatre creator with his partner, Kirsten Peacock. They build highly physical interpretations of classic and folk stories together. He received his BFA in Acting from the University of Connecticut.

Kirsten Peacock (Sherlock Holmes) Playhouse on Park: Halina INDECENT; Cape Rep Theatre: Hallet FROM THE HEART OF THE WRECK, Brooke NOISES OFF; Shakespeare & Company: Kate TAMING OF THE SHREW, Emma EMMA, Lady Macbeth MACBETH, Desdemona OTHELLO, Ophelia HAMLET, Titania/Hippolyta/Snout A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM; Cutting Ball Theatre (SF): She/Victoria A DREAM PLAY; Exit Theatre (SF): Adele THE AWAKENING. Kirsten hails from the magical Kingdom of Norway. She graduated from The University of Kent (UK) and UC Berkeley.

Kelly O’Donnell (Director) Playhouse on Park: INDECENT, AGITATORS. New York: The New Ohio, The Sheen Center, New York Theatre Workshop's 4th Street Theatre, ART NY Gural, The Dramatist Guild, The Clemente, Judson Memorial Church, The Flea, The Tank, Access, Columbia University, and LaGuardia College. Regional: Actor/Director Shakespeare & Company, Portland Center Stage; the PA, Orlando, and Utah Shakespeare Festivals; and the Walnut Street Theatre. Collegiate: Lafayette College, Temple University, NYU, and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. She has assisted Tina Landau, Anne Bogart, and John Rando. She is a co-founder of Flux Theatre Ensemble and received her MFA in Directing from Columbia University.

*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity, the professional union for actors and stage managers.