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“Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” at Grove Playmakers
October 31 - November 9
“Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” by Ken Ludwig is a rollicking, raucous theater farce that stays specific and detailed and fairly true to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original classic, “The Hound of the Baskervilles” even though Ludwig puts his own twist on the famous story.
The showtimes are Nov. 1, 3, 5, 8, 9. Sundays doors open at 1:30. All others, doors open at 7 PM.
Call 918-786-8950 and leave a message. A Playmakers volunteer will call you back. The Theatre is located at 121 W. 3rd Street.
As with the original story, there are some 40 characters in Ken Ludwig’s “Baskerville…” who are played by three actors.
This bright, shiny, whodunit entertainment should fill the preference for comedy when it runs from Friday, Oct 25 through Nov 9 for eight performances at the Grove Community Playmakers Theatre.
The cast, directed by Don Simpson, includes Pam Leptich as Sherlock, Ova Jean Siemens as Watson, Joan Engel, Brian Turner and Dave Simpson as the three fast change artists who play some 40 different characters.
As in the original book, Sherlock Holmes, along with Dr. Watson, are called into a case involving the male heirs of the Baskerville line who are being murdered one by one.
In this send-up, Henry Baskerville, the next male heir, arrives from Texas. “As Holmes begins his search for clues, he and Watson meet with dozens of randy folk in locations such as crowded railway stations, foggy London streets, forbidding English moors and one gloomy mansion. There are clues galore, plenty of dead ends and a sizable puzzle to solve to ferret out the truth. But know it is all in good fun – no scare-fest at all.” (David Siegel, D.C. Metro Arts)