Direct from CATCO’s New Works Festival comes a thrilling play by Columbus playwright Chris Leyva. Opera star Irene Adler adventures across the grand cities of Europe, leaving intrigue and scandal in her wake. How did a girl from New Jersey become the woman who outsmarted the brilliant Sherlock Holmes? This contemporary retelling of A Scandal in Bohemia explores the costs of revenge and deftly deconstructs the difference between a person and their persona.

Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Chris Leyva

Laura Gordon

The Sherlock Holmes Story, A Scandal in Bohemia


Since the pandemic began, CATCO has taken steps to protect the safety of our actors, crew, audiences, volunteers, and staff. With declining cases of COVID-19 in central Ohio and recent changes in safety mandates, we are making the following policy changes for our final show of the 2021-22 Season, Prima Donna.

For performances during the opening weekend of Prima Donna that include April 29, April 30, and May 1, CATCO will require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations OR proof of a negative PCR test within 72-hours of attending a production for all patrons 12 years of age older. Masks will also be required.

Beginning Tuesday, May 3 all mask and vaccine mandates will be lifted through the closing performance on Sunday, May 15.

If you currently hold tickets and want to exchange them for a performance that supports your personal safety preferences, please contact the CAPA ticket office at 614-469-0939.

Thank you for helping us re-build live theatre in Columbus!

**Vaccination or 72 Hour Negative PCR  Check AND Masks Required

*No Masks Required and No Vaccination Check

Friday, Apr 29, 2022 , 8:00 PM**
Saturday, Apr 30, 2022 , 8:00 PM**
Sunday, May 1, 2022 , 2:00 PM**
Thursday, May 5, 2022 , 7:30 PM*
Friday, May 6, 2022 , 8:00 PM*
Saturday, May 7, 2022 , 8:00 PM*
Sunday, May 8, 2022 , 2:00 PM*
Thursday, May 12, 2022 , 7:30 PM*
Friday, May 13, 2022 , 8:00 PM*
Saturday, May 14, 2022 , 8:00 PM*
Sunday, May 15, 2022 , 2:00 PM*

All tickets: $45

For all subscription/membership renewals and tickets purchased after July 1, 2019, and for events taking place in the City of Columbus, a 5% ticket fee will be applied. The Columbus arts and culture fee will be applied to for- and nonprofit arts, sports, and entertainment tickets and admissions in the City of Columbus. The Columbus Arts & Culture Fee helps make the arts available to all by funding free festivals and events, exemplary artists, arts organizations, and programs that educate and engage audiences throughout Greater Columbus.

Click here for information on ticket discounts including Student Rush and Pay What You Can.

Irene Adler Acacia Leigh Duncan
Pamela Proctor Summit J. Starr
Godfrey Norton Brian C. Gray
Wilhelm Von Ormstein Luke Bovenizer
Sherlock Holmes Jeff Horst
John Watson Nigel D. Salvador
Director Laura Gordon
Playwright Chris Leyva
Stage Manager Kaitlyn Pfeifer
Week 1 Stage Manager Rebecca (Becca) Lindsey
Assistant Stage Manager Jackie Benedict
Dialect Coach/Movement Consultant Angela Iannone
Set Designer Dan Gray
Lighting Designer Jason Fassl
Costume Designer Angelina Herin
Sound Designer Christina Bodensiek
Props Designer Ben Sostrom
Master Electrician Rowan Winterwood
Wardrobe Delaney Althauser
Technical Director Isaac Steinhour


Public parking is available in the attached Riffe Center Garage, accessible from Front Street, or in the Statehouse parking garage (for a fee), connected to the Riffe Center via an underground walkway.

Please ignore all signage for the Riffe Center Parking Garage that says “closed,” or “full,” including any of the reserved signs on individual parking spaces. The garage is open and free to everyone on weekends and after 6:00 p.m. 

Click here for additional information about parking at and near the Riffe Center.


The most direct and easiest route to the theatres on the 4th floor is via the State Street entrance. While the signs say “employee entrance,” the Riffe Center security team will be expecting you. Elevators from the Riffe Center Parking Garage will be operating on Levels G, G1 & G2. If you park on those levels, you should be able to bring the elevator right up to the 4th Floor Theatre level. Alternatively, you may need to walk outside for one block, to access the State St. entrance. Please contact the CAPA Box Office at 614-469-0939 if you need special accommodations for accessibility.


Performances begin promptly at the advertised time. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the House Manager. Please plan to arrive early to navigate parking and vaccination check-in for those 12 and older.