Hill Country Community Theatre to Present BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY
The game is definitely afoot at the Hill Country Community Theatre thanks to its upcoming production of "Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery" opening February 14 and running through March 3.
From the "mastermind of mayhem" Ken Ludwig, comes the world's most famous detective, and his trusty sidekick, who face down their most notorious case of all in this madcap retelling of the ultimate Victorian whodunit. The delightfully complex plot takes twists and turns as Holmes and Watson race against time to crack the mystery of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" before a family curse dooms its newest heir. The intrepid investigators' search for the (anything but elementary) truth comes complete with a dizzying web of clues, outlandish accents, disguises, and deceit. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? These and many more questions are just waiting to be answered!
The story is a deft mix of comedy and drama. "I have never been so excited and proud!" said codirector Kay Baker. "This audience will love this show as much as this stellar cast has enjoyed putting it together!" What is unique about this play, and what really moves it into the mad capped comic realm, is that three of the five actors in the cast play thirty-eight roles, often changing characters in the same scene, bringing energy and excitement to these multiple roles.
This pace and complexity is nothing new to HCCT who produced the comedic hit "The 39 Steps" last year that featured four actors in a similar number of roles. This version of the Baskerville story is definitely a comedy, but it is also a Sherlock Holmes story. The play is designed to thrill audiences with plenty of suspense, danger, and laughter to go around.
"Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery," directed by Kay Baker and Laura Gisi, will be presented at the Hill Country Community Theatre, 4003 W FM 2147 in Cottonwood Shores, from February 14 through March 3. Admission is $20 for adults and $10 for students with a valid ID. HCCT Season Subscribers may begin making reservations February 4. The box office will open to the general public on February 7. Tickets may be purchased online at www.theHCCT.org or by calling (830) 798-8944.