MVT Presents An All-Female Cast In BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY
Manoa Valley Theatre continues its 49th season in this fast-paced comedy about everyone's favorite detective solving his most notorious case January 11 - 28. Comedic genius Ken Ludwig transforms Arthur Conan Doyle's classic "The Hound of the Baskervilles" into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are on the case when the male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Our intrepid investigators must navigate a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than 40 characters. And for the first time in its history, Ludwig's delightful play will be performed by an all-female cast.
"A madcap sendup of the Arthur Conan Doyle classic!" - DC Theatre Scene
"The joy in watching [the play] is not in solving the crime but in the plethora of wildly imaginative characters you meet along the way." - Broadway World
A Hawaii premiere
Guest director of the production is Rob Duval. Assistants to the director are Tyler Haugen and Aiko Chinen. Set design is by Jim Corry and scenic artistry is by DeAnne Kennedy. Lighting design is by Janine Myers. Costume design is by Jim Corry. Props design is by Sara Ward. Hair and make-up design is by Lisa Ponce de Leon. Sound design is by Jason Taglianetti. The stage manager is Hope Laidlaw. Performing in the show are Brooke Channon Dee, Malia Wessel, Courtney Booth, Shannon Winpenny and Therese Olival.
The production will run January 11 - 28. Show times are Wed. 7:30 p.m., Thur. 7:30 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 8 p.m., and Sun. 4 p.m. Tickets are $40. Seniors and military are admitted for $35, youth 25 years old and younger are $22. Minimum age is 10. Call 988-6131 or purchase tickets online at manoavalleytheatre.com. Tickets are also available at all military ticket outlets. The play is performed in two acts. Approximate running time is approximately 2 hours including intermission.
Play sponsors are AON Risk Services, Inc. of Hawaii, Rick and Susan Fried, Hagadone Hawaii, Tudor Wilson & Associates, CPAs, LLC, and J.D. and Julie Watumull. Season wide presenters are Alexander & Baldwin, Inc., Cades Schutte and the Cades Foundation, Honolulu Star-Advertiser and 'Iolani School. Season wide Sponsors: George Mason Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation, Jeff Portnoy in Memory of Sandi Portnoy, Mike and Alberta Rosenberg, and Bob and Corrine Taylor on behalf of Maui Divers. This event is made possible with support from Hawaii State Foundation on Culture & The Arts, The Mayor's Office on Culture & The Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.