BASKERVILLE: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Written by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Brendon Fox
FEB 28 – MARCH 25, 2018
RUN TIME: 2 Hours including one 15 minute intermission
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. Learn more about Ken Ludwig HERE
Recommended for ages 10 and up (children under age 7 will not be admitted)
Please note: This performance contains haze, fog, strobe effects and loud noises.
OPENING NIGHT SPONSOR
Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder, PC
JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Please join a member of our artistic team for a post-show conversation, on the following dates. No worries if you are not seeing Baskerville on these particular dates, just arrive after the show for the conversation.
- Thursday, March 1 – Post Show Conversation
- Friday, March 2 – Post Show Conversation
- Tuesday, March 13 – Conversation with the Cast
- Sunday, March 18 – Sunday Symposium
- Tuesday, March 20 – Conversation with the Cast
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Set Design: Timothy Mackabee
Costume Design: Lex Liang
Hair & Wig Design: Jason Hayes
Lighting Design: Robert Wierzel
Original Music & Sound Design: Victoria Deiorio
Dialect Coach: Thom Jones
Fight Director: Cliff Williams III
Production Stage Manager: Kathy Snyder
Assistant Stage Manager: Amy Patricia Stern
KELLY HUTCHINSON (Actress One) Broadway/BAM: The Crucible (Directed by Ivo Van Hove), The Master Builder (with John Turturro), Desire Under the Elms, Major Barbara, Macbeth. Off-Broadway: The Government Inspector (Redbull Theater with Michael Urie); The Liar by David Ives (Classic Stage Company, Directed by Michael Kahn); Lives of The Saints by David Ives (Primary Stages, Directed by Jon Rando); OR, (The Women’s Project); The Voyage of the Carcass (Soho Playhouse), Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul (NYTW); Romola and Nijinski (Primary Stages). Regional: David Ives’ The Heir Apparent (Shakespeare Theatre), Emma (Old Globe), How Shakespeare Won The West (Huntington), The Unmentionables (Yale Rep, Directed by Anna D. Shapiro), and more. TV: “The Blacklist,” The Good Wife,” “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: SUV,” “Hack,” “The Jury,” “Strangers with Candy”. Films: Don Peyote, Catch Me If You Can, Slippery Slope, and The Sea Is All I Know with Melissa Leo.
CHRISTOPHER LIVINGSTON (Actor Two) His New York theater credits include: Julius Caesar (The Delacorte), On The Grounds of Belonging, Party People, The Urban Retreat (The Public), Normativity (NYMF), peerless (Cherry Lane), The Architecture of Becoming (Women’s Project). Regional: A Christmas Carol (McCarter Theatre), Where Storms Are Born (Williamstown Theatre Festival), The Unfortunates (American Conservatory Theater), peerless (Yale Rep), Party People, The White Snake (Oregon Shakespeare Festival /Berkeley Rep), The Whipping Man (Portland Center Stage), The Imaginary Invalid, The Pirates of Penzance, Hamlet, Henry IV pt. 1 (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Romeo & Juliet (Virginia Stage Company), Film: Service To Man. Television: “Instinct,” “Unforgettable.” Education: B.F.A. in Acting from Rutgers University.
ALEX MOGGRIDGE (Sherlock Holmes) is delighted to return to the Long Wharf after previously appearing in It’s a Wonderful Life and Clybourne Park. Other theatre credits: Mary Zimmerman’s Treasure Island (Berkeley Repertory Theatre); world premieres of I Will Be Gone and Eat Your Heart Out (Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville); West Coast Premiere and international tour of Chinglish (Berkeley Rep/South Coast Rep/Hong Kong Arts Festival); Three Sisters (Berkeley Rep/Yale Rep); The Beard of Avon, A Christmas Carol, The Threepenny Opera (American Conservatory Theater); The Weir, By the Bog of Cats (San Jose Rep); The Entertainer, Betrayed (Aurora Theatre Company); The Pillowman (Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre); as well as productions at San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Artists Repertory Theatre, B Street Theatre, and Utah Shakespeare Festival. TV/Film: “The Defenders,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” Batman Begins, Trauma. Alex is also a playwright. His play Simon Dawes Becomes a Planet recently appeared at New York’s Access Theatre.
BRIAN OWEN (Actor One) Once moor unto the mire, dear friends! Once more! This marks production number four of Baskerville (twice previously with director Brendon Fox). New York credits include Mr. Collins in a new musical adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, Never Have I Ever, and Lisa and Leonardo. Regional credits include Shakespeare in Love, Camelot (with Robert Sean Leonard at Westport Country Playhouse), Sweeney Todd, Peter and the Starcatcher, South Pacific, Both Your Houses, The Matchmaker, and Sense and Sensibility (with Jon Jory at ATL). He’s been in A Midsummer Night’s Dream too many times to count. Film/TV credits include “Hack my Life” and Make Rome Great Again. He is a member of the political art collective Never Caesar whose viral video Trump-rested Development was featured by Time Magazine, Slate, and Vulture. His favorite role is husband to his wife Nicole. MFA: FSU/Asolo. Proud member AEA and Team Boals. Twitter: @bistrowen
DANIEL PEARCE (Doctor Watson) Long Wharf Theatre: Arms and the Man. Broadway: Machinal (Roundabout), 25th Annual…Spelling Bee (Circle in the Square). Off-Broadway: Hamlet, Macbeth, Measure For Measure, Henry V, Henry VI, King Lear, Ping Pong (Public), The Most Deserving (City Center Stage II), Falling (Minetta Lane), The Picture of Dorian Gray (Irish Rep), among others. Regional: Guthrie, Denver Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Shakespeare Theater DC, McCarter, George Street Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Great Lakes Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Chautauqua Theater Company, Playmakers Rep, Geva Theater. Member of Acting Company playing Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet and performing in Loves’ Fire across the country and at the Barbican in London. Film/Television: Salt, Invisible Sign, Murder of a President, Clowns, Godzilla. All the “Law & Orders,” “Chapelle’s Show,” “Damages,” “Queen’s Supreme,” “All My Children,” “As the World Turns”. 2017 Lunt-Fontanne Fellow. MFA from NYU. Upcoming in spring 2018: World premiere of Noah Haidle’s Birthday Candles.