The University Theatre production of “Watson: The Last Great Tale of the Legendary Sherlock Holmes” opens at 8 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 10 at ASU Auditorium in the Mayer Administration Building, 2601 W. Avenue N.A high-action comedy-mystery, “Watson” is the first play of the fall semester at Angelo State University. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Oct. 10-11 and 17-18, with a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. Tickets are $8 for the general public, $4 for non-ASU students and $3 for ASU students.  Admission is free for Arts at ASU subscribers and ASU activity card holders.

Written by Jaime Robledo of Los Angeles, the play borrows the famous characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle but with a twist or two. For one, Sherlock Holmes’ trusted friend and colleague, Dr. John Watson, takes the lead on this a globe-trotting caper that also envisions the duo interacting with famous people of that era, such as Queen Victoria and Sigmund Freud. The play premiered in 2010 at the Sacred Fools Theatre in Los Angeles and has since been staged across the country. The ASU production is directed by Mike Burnett, assistant professor of theatre and assistant director of University Theatre.

“Watson” is appropriate for an 18-and-older audience as it contains some mature language.

Tickets for Arts at ASU subscribers are on sale at the ASU box office in the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building, 2602 Dena Drive. The ASU box office is open 2-6 p.m. weekdays.  For reservations and/or ticket information, call 325-942-2000.

For more information on “Watson” or the 2014-15 University Theatre schedule, call 325-942-2146 or go online to www.angelo.edu/dept/arts/theatre/theatre_schedule.php.