Performances - July / August 2018
by Ken Ludwig
directed by Andrew Thomson
Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot!
Comedic genius Ken Ludwig transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure.
Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one.
To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir.
Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters.
Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time?
Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.
Fridays @ 8pm July 27, August 3 & 10.
Saturday @ 2pm August 11.
Saturdays @ 8pm July 28, August 4 & 11.
Sundays @ 2pm July 29, August 5 & 12.
Prices: Adults $30, Concession $25, Children up to 16 $8.
"Baskerville is a madcap sendup of what you might hold dear about that Doyle classic, done up in the style of The 39 Steps." - DC Theatre Scene
"The joy in watching [the] witty new play Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery is not in solving the crime but in the plethora of wildly imaginative characters you meet along the way. By dispensing with British formality, Ken Ludwig has given us a play that is ingeniously funny and will keep you guessing until the curtain call." - Broadway World
"Written by Tony-winning playwright Ken Ludwig, the new play turns one of Holmes’ most famous mysteries, The Hound of the Baskervilles, on its head. Instead of a heady whodunit, this production is a fast-paced comedy." - Washington City Paper
BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiN™ THEATRICAL, ON BEHALF OF SAMUEL FRENCH INC.
Opens Friday 27 July 2018.