Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Get your deerstalker hat on "the play's afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) faithfully transforms Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 1901 classic 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' into a murderously funny adventure and Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being slain - one by one. To find the clever killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the deserted moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Our valiant investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors portray more than 40 characters, dashing madly from rainy London to the famous foggy mire.
"...howls of laughter as this screamingly funny production ran its antic course of farcical fun and faux terror..."
- Encore Michigan
Assistant Stage Manager / Floor Manager- LOU IRWIN, JR.
Light Board Operator- ELVIN E. EAST
Playback Operator- MIKE WALSH
Sound Board Operator-NORM FRAZIER
* Denotes Civic Debut | + Denotes Academy of Theatre Arts Student
Friday, January 12th at 7:30pm
Saturday, January 13th at 7:30pm (Post Show Creative Conversation)
Sunday, January 14th at 2:00pm
Friday, January 19th at 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)
Saturday, January 20th at 7:30pm
Sunday, January 21st at 2:00pm
Friday, January 26th at 7:30pm
Saturday, January 27th at 7:30pm
Baskerville is an ingeniously funny and theatrically inventive farce from the pen of playwright Ken Ludwig. It's a thrilling whodunit, so there is talk of murder and mayhem, but no graphic violence and will be best enjoyed by audiences of all ages.
Why We Chose This Show
Farce is a style of comedy which uses exaggerated characters in extravagant situations facing a number of outrageous situations. It is as old as the Greeks and as modern as I Love Lucy and The Simpsons. With Baskerville, playwright Ken Ludwig, master of the modern farce, has crafted a fast paced comic thrill with 5 actors portraying 40 characters. Instead of a heady who-done-it, Baskerville successfully blends the outrageous situations of farce, the action and intrigue of classic mystery and the imagination and inventiveness of live theatre.
Water based fog and haze may be used in this production.
Low lying smoke may be used in this production.
Two hours including one 15-minute intermission.
The Civic Auditorium
329 South Park St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Civic Auditorium feature reserved seating. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance. View Seating Chart.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.
Photos Courtesy of Katherine Mumma