The cast of “The Victorian Ladies’ Detective Collective” being presented at The Public Theatre in Lewiston includes, from left, Robyne Parrish as Loveday Fortescue, Courtney Thomas as Katie Smalls and Joyce Cohen as Valeria Hunter. Submitted photo

The Public Theatre presents “The Victorian Ladies’ Detective Collective,” a kind of female “Sherlock Holmes” meets “Arsenic & Old Lace” in an entertaining murder mystery with a modern female sensibility. When a series of single women are mysteriously murdered in a London neighborhood, two strong-willed sisters team up with an American actress to catch the killer and solve the crime. Performances are Friday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m.; Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 12, at 3 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25. The Public Theatre is located at 31 Maple St., Lewiston. For reservations or more information, call 207-782-3200 or visit

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