Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery Comes to The Warner
The Warner Stage Company will present Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre March 23-31, 2019, sponsored by Altice USA. Get your deerstalker cap on - the play's afoot! From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo), comes a fast-paced comedy about everyone's favorite detective solving his most notorious case. 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 forty 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.
Performances are March 23, 29 & 30 at 8 PM and March 24 & 31 at 2 PM. The Warner Stage Company production of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery is directed by Katherine Ray. The cast features Patrick Spadaccino, Josh Newey, Joe Harding, Matt Austin and Gillian Bailey. To purchase tickets, call the Warner Box Office at 860-489-7180 or visit warnertheatre.org.
The Warner Stage Company's presenting sponsor is Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery is sponsored by Altice USA. The Nancy Marine Studio Theatre series is sponsored by Northwest Community Bank. Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery is presented through special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace (1,772 seats), the Warner Theatre was described then as "Connecticut's Most Beautiful Theatre." Damaged extensively in a flood, the Warner was slated for demolition in the early 1980s until the non-profit Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts (NCAA) was founded and purchased the theatre. The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983, and restoration of the main lobbies and auditorium was completed in November 2002. In 2008, the new 50,000 square foot Carole and Ray Neag Performing Arts Center, which houses a 300 seat Studio Theatre, 200 seat restaurant and expansive school for the arts, was completed. Today, the Warner is in operation year-round with more than 160 performances and 100,000 patrons passing through its doors each season. Over 10,000 students, pre K-adult, participate in arts education programs and classes. Together, with the support of the community, the Warner has raised close to $17 million to revitalize its facilities. NCAA's mission is to preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark, enhance its reputation as a center of artistic excellence and a focal point of community involvement, and satisfy the diverse cultural needs of the region.