The Hound of the Baskervilles
An ancient family curse, a desolate moor, a spectral hound and a deranged killer on the loose. The Hound of the Baskervilles is the most celebrated Holmes story of all, a masterpiece of mystery and suspense. This rendition, while mostly faithful to the original plot, is a cavalcade of characters, quick changes and sight gags, as Holmes and Watson investigate a suspicious death at Baskerville Hall in a zany, madcap telling of the classic tale.
Running time: 2 hours 5 minutes
NOTE: this show contains fog, haze, strobe effects, pretend gunshots and extreme silliness.
“This side-splitting parody of the Sherlock Holmes story turns a tale of terror on the desolate moors of Victorian England into a mile-a-minute comic romp. The audience is kept in constant hysterics as the show’s three actors pile up one pun after another, and outrageous sight gags fly by at a rapid rate.” -- Sun Journal, Maine
“The show strikes the silly-yet-dignified tone of vintage British sketch comedy — and suffice to say that by the end of the proceedings, both the scenery and what’s left of that fourth wall are as battered and tattered as a hellhound’s chew toy.”-- Asbury Park Press, New Jersey
Bob says: “Madcap, zany, and highly comical are all words that come to mind when I think about this show,” Bob says. “It’s the perfect antidote to a bleak winter and brings a fresh look at an old classic.”
WEEKDAY MATINEE -- Wednesday, April 22 at 2 pm
Tickets only $20!
- "Tell me, Sir Henry, what do you know of the legend of the Hound of the Baskervilles?" "Oh, it's just a pet story of the family."
- Director Ann Hodges brings you behind the scenes of the rehearsal process as she works with three very funny actors and about a million costume changes.
- Artistic Director Robert Metcalfe chats about why the best words he can think of to describe THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES are "zany" and "madcap".