Greg Oliver Bodine
Holmes meets his match, the criminal mastermind, Prof. Moriarty, in a climactic struggle above the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland, leaving a grief-stricken Dr. Watson to pick up the pieces and help solve a brutal murder nearly three years later in this new, full-length play based on "The Final Problem" and "The Adventure of the Empty House," by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Locking himself in the library of his London townhouse in order to evade the pursuit of some ‘malign being,’ a discredited archeologist obsessed with the Occult recounts a gruesome series of occurrences surrounding the theft of an ancient amulet... and the appalling consequences for all who come to possess it.
Adapted here from the classic short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the play chronicles the tragic, downward spiral of one woman’s isolation, obsession and descent into madness.
A 19th century tavern proprietor and barmaid narrate three yarns of mystery and murder, with characters from each story appearing and breathing life into the words of their storytellers.
Greg is an actor and playwright living in New York City. He grew up in Garrison, NY and is a graduate of Hobart College and the M.F.A. Drama program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was awarded both the Seldon Prize and the Adler Prize for Excellence in Acting. His previous training includes classes at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and the Actors Workshop in Boston. He has also studied Acting with Michael Howard, Shakespeare with John Basil and Charles E. Gerber, Directing with Shami Chaiken and Playwriting with both Constance Congdon (Tales of the Lost Formicans) and EST Founding Artistic Director, Curt Dempster. Greg has taught undergraduate drama at UNC-Chapel Hill, Long Island University-C.W. Post and The Southern New Jersey Academy for the Performing Arts at Gloucester County Institute of Technology.
His plays include Dark Soundings, Poe Times Two, Wicked Tavern Tales, A Hollywood Lesson in Physics, Heavy Flora, I — Carpenter (published by Playscripts, Inc.), The Fatwā of Corspman Johnny Jones, Eye of the Beholder, Christmas Thieves: A Small Town Radio Play (Playscripts, Inc.) and adaptations of Plautus’ The Pot of Gold, The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Hound by H.P. Lovecraft, To Build a Fire by Jack London, The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad, (Playscripts, Inc.) and Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (Playscripts, Inc.) — a solo, one-act play which has received numerous, critically-acclaimed productions throughout the United States and Canada.
Greg is a 2003 Grants For the Arts Recipient, (A Christmas Carol) awarded by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the Long Island Arts Council. In addition to acting and playwriting, he has also worked as a Theatre Teaching Artist in the Long Island School Partnership Program with Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Brookville, NY. Greg is a member of WorkShop Theater Company, the Writers’ Forum at Manhattan Theatre Source, Playsmiths, Playwrights’ Continuum and the Dramatists Guild of America.