Long Wharf Theatre: Baskerville
222 Sargent Dr. New Haven 203-787-4282 www.longwharf.org
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A SHERLOCK HOLMES COMIC MYSTERY
By Ken Ludwig
FEB 28 - MARCH 25, 2018
A wild hellhound prowls the moors of Devonshire, dispatching the male heirs of the Baskerville line one by one. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. To find the ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Comedic genius and Tony Award-winner Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. 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. Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be. Baskerville is a fast-paced and joyful comedy teeming with theatrical inventiveness. “Baskerville is a madcap sendup of what you might hold dear about that Doyle classic, done up in the style of The 39 Steps,” said DC Theatre Scene.