Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery | July 11- August 15

by Ken Ludwig
directed by Matthew Arbour

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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must crack the mystery of The Hound of the Baskervilles 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 40 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.

Thursday, July 11, 7:30 p.m. (Preview)
Friday, July 12, 7:30 p.m. (Opening)
Saturday, July 20, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 28, 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 31, 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 7, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 10, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 11, 7:00 p.m. (Post-Show Discussion)
Tuesday, August 13, 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 15, 7:30 p.m.
Production Team

Matthew Arbour**

Daniel Bilodeau
Set Designer

Angelina Herin
Costume Designer

Heather Crocker
Lighting Designer

Rew Tippin
Sound Designer

Melissa A. Nathan*
Production Stage Manager

Keara Lavandowska
Assistant Stage Manager


Mark S. Cartier*
Actor 1: Castilian Desk Clerk / Barrymore/ Sir John Falstaff

Jaron Crawford
Actor 2: Sir Henry Baskerville/ Daisy/ Inspector Lestrade

James Noel Hoban*
Sherlock Holmes

Caitlin Ort
Actress 1: Mrs. Hudson/ Mrs. Stapleton/  Floria Tosca

Bill Van Horn*
Dr. Watson


*Member of Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.


From the Director

Don’t you love a good mystery?  I always have.

To this day, a telltale blue or yellow book jacket tosses me back in time, into the corner of a couch, losing an afternoon to page after page of intrigue with the Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew. I smile at the thought of Peter Ustinov’s goofily elegant Hercule Poirot, first encountered in Agatha Christie movies borrowed from the library on VHS. The silly-suspenseful Edward-Gorey-animated intro to PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery makes me grin automatically in anticipation just as I do each time David Caruso slides behind his sunglasses and The Who’s screams and power chords kick off another rerun of CSI: Miami. And of course, the parade of imported staples from the BBC: Prime Suspect; Endeavour; Midsomer Murders; Foyle’s War and, finally, that most recent spin on where it all began, Sherlock.

A good mystery, and I’m not sure there are better than Conan Doyle’s stories of Sherlock Holmes, is a feast to an undernourished nervous system. At the end of a dry day of routine, the prospect of danger, criminality, cruelty, and hints of the supernatural meets the rigor, courage, clarity, and obsessiveness of the hyper-rational and, perched-on-the-edge-of-our-seats in suspense and apprehension, we feel that thrill that means we’re awake and alive. We jump at the unexpected, delight at the plot twists, shiver at the anticipation of evil, and relish the subterfuge and artifice. While the clues pile up and the stakes grow higher and time is running out, we lean forward to try to take it all in, held in our sense that what we can see can’t possibly be what’s really going on, and so eager for what will happen next, for how could it possibly end. Because the appetites being sated in the banquet of a good mystery, just as they are when we sit in the theater, are those of our imaginations.

Welcome to Baskerville.