PR Log - May 15, 2012 - There has been some talk about why the cover image of what resembles a glowing "yellow jacket" in the new play adventure and expanded edition of "Sherlock Holmes and the Princess Jewel." The full-length play contains all characters set for the stage you've come to know in previous adventures including the underground mastermind Professor Moriarty.
The insect species, the yellow jacket are social hunters living in colonies similar to Moriarty's underground network of crime, containing workers, queens, and males. All the fiendish individuals that make a life of crime complete. "So the yellow jacket signifies a hungry hunter pulling as much substance from its subjects as Profressor Moriarty has developed from his underground web and their victims in his complex network of crime," says John DeGaetano, author of the stage play.
The expanded version of Sherlock Holmes and the Princess Jewel script includes additional dialog, extended scenes, decipher code, an enlarged version of painting image, more location and character details, and information on other plays available from the author on Play Scripts Website.
THE STORY: The world's greatest detective reaches out in an all-new adventure to solve a 200-year old secret in one of the most important cases of his remarkable career that is too tempting to ignore. A simple robbery, a bookmark, an unusual painting with a remarkable history, and then the matter of National Security turn the investigators wits on end. With his trusted long time companion, Doctor Watson at his side, Sherlock Holmes pursues the “code” that seemingly leads nowhere in the case, then to the unexpected piece of evidence and the attraction to a woman whose resemblance jogs his memory. All and in doing so, marches right into the trap of an adversary only visible to the underworld of crime, that malevolent genius, Professor Robert Moriarty. For more information on this and other plays available from the author please visit the website or go directly to Amazon Author Page.
Director and Actor in the San Francisco Bay Area and author of five new original scripts for theater; The hilarious antics in - "The Fat Man", "A Situation in Safe Haven," the screwball comedic courtroom drama - "Once Upon a Crime," real life social issues in "Average Joe" and a new adventure for "Sherlock Holmes and the Princess Jewel." Currently all plays are available on Amazon.com
Mr. DeGaetano has been involved in musical theater most of his life, his director credits include the productions; Cats, Pirates of Penzance, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Chicago and has assisted with numerous other productions such as Miss Saigon along with Radio and Television work.