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Valley View Middle School presents midwest premiere play, "Moriarty’s Daughters"

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Valley View Middle School presents midwest premiere play, "Moriarty’s Daughters"

Valley View Middle School is thrilled to announce the 7th and 8th grade fall play, "Moriarty’s Daughters," by Claire Wittman. This Midwest premiere production promises an evening of intrigue, humor, and mystery that will captivate audiences of all ages. 

Set in the bustling streets of 1897 New York City, "Moriarty’s Daughters" follows the lives of Lucy and Louise Bullard, two young women determined to escape the shadow of their infamous father, Adam Worth. Worth, an internationally notorious conman and art thief whose exploits inspired the legendary character of Moriarty in the Sherlock Holmes stories, left his daughters with a legacy they never asked for. Their pursuit of a quiet life is disrupted when they uncover a startling secret: they have a long-lost sister, under the care of their falsely accused aunt. 

The story of Lucy and Louise is woven through brief scenes from the stories of Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. John Watson. The parallels between the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the “real world” of the Bullard sisters create mystery even more fun!

The story takes an even more exciting turn with the introduction of their nosy landlady, her snarky and sneaky daughter, and the local chapter of the Sherlock Holmes Appreciation Society. As these characters converge, "Moriarty’s Daughters" weaves a tale filled with problems, plots, and escapades more convoluted than anything Arthur Conan Doyle could conjure. 

Don't miss this exceptional production at the Edina Performing Arts Center (EPAC) for a series of enchanting performances: 

  • Friday, November 3rd at 7:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday, November 4th at 2:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday, November 4th at 7:00 p.m. 

"Valley View Middle School’s production of 'Moriarty’s Daughters' is a testament to the incredible talent and hard work of our students," said Regina Neville, Director of Valley View Middle School’s Theatre Program and Edina School Board Member. "We invite the entire Edina community to share in the magic of the theater and support these budding actors as they bring this unique and thrilling story to life." 

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