The Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover, will present “The Empty Glass: Sherlock Holmes Comes to Dover” at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 18.

“The Empty Glass” is a theatrical performance in which the celebrated British detective, having solved every case in Victorian London, embarks on a journey to America. Arriving in Dover, he and his colleague, Dr. Watson, attempt to solve the murder case of “The Empty Glass.”

“The Empty Glass: Sherlock Holmes Comes to Dover,” was created by historic-site interpreters from The Old State House in celebration of the Dover Comic Con comic-book festival that will be held at various Dover locations Aug. 18. The play is based on an actual Dover court case and features Sherlock Holmes, the fictional private detective who appeared in four novels and 56 short stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and published between 1887 and 1927.

Admission is free; visitors are encouraged to arrive early to ensure seating.

For more, call 744-5054.