The Hilarious THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Is Almost Here

The Hilarious THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Is Almost Here

Virginia Stage Company continues its 39th Season with a lighting quick, comical adaptation of the beloved detective novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, produced in partnership with TheatreSquared. Three actors play more than 20 characters in this hilarious spoof of beastly proportions. Directed by Mark Shanahan, this production is "a sublimely funny adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's classic," which lovers of the Watson and Holmes duo will enjoy.

A fast-paced comedic ride, filled with verbal and visual ingenuity, The Hound of the Baskervilles follows the dynamic pair of Watson and Holmes as they debunk a family 'curse.' Following the original storyline of Doyle's classic tale, this play is filled with twists and turns that transform the plot into a modern-day satire. Authors Steven Canny and John Nicholson adapted this classic British story expressly for laughs.

The Hound of the Baskervilles begins previews on February 21 with an official opening night on Saturday, February 24 and closes March 11. Tickets for each performance range between $20 - $55 with discounts for groups, students, and the military. For more information about group tickets and events, contact Heather Plym at hplym@vastage.org.

Memberships are still available for the remaining shows, with packages containing vouchers that can be used anytime throughout the season.

Virginia Stage Company is Southeastern Virginia's leading theatre destination, serving an audience of over 70,000 annually, both at the Wells Theatre and throughout the community. Virginia Stage Company's mission is to "enrich, educate, and entertain the region by creating and producing theatrical art of the highest quality."

CAST OF THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

Patrick Halley is making his Virginia Stage debut. He is a New York based actor whose work has been seen Off-Broadway and at many of the country's major resident theaters. Favorite credits include Good People (Cleveland Play House, Syracuse Stage); In Love and Warcraft (ALLIANCE THEATRE - world premiere); Of Mice and Men (Pioneer Theatre Company); The Taming of the Shrew (Denver Center Theatre Company); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Arkansas Repertory Theatre); The Misanthrope (The Pearl Theatre Company - Lortel Nomination, Best Revival); The Liar (Kinetic Theatre); Moonlight and Magnolias (Mill Mountain); Mark Shanahan's production of Peter and the Starcatcher (TheatreSquared, Arkansas Rep); and four seasons with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Patrick made his television debut in Difficult People, and has been featured in commercials for Google and Humira. He is a Bucknell graduate and native of Poughkeepsie, NY.

Steve Pacek (Sir Henry Baskerville) is making his Virginia Stage Company debut! Recent credits include: Hand to God (Jason/Tyrone), Alley Theatre; Something Wicked This Way Comes (Lightning Rod Salesman), Delaware Theatre Company; A Year With Frog and Toad (Snail), Arden Theatre Company; Peter and the Starcatcher (Peter), Arkansas Rep & TheatreSquared; A New Brain (Gordo), Theatre Horizon; and The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sir Henry), Hangar Theatre. Steve lives in Philadelphia, where he co-founded 11th Hour Theatre Company and sits as the chair of the board for Theatre Philadelphia. BFA in Musical Theatre, Ithaca College.

Bruce Warren (Dr. Watson/Yokel 1) is elated to return to VSC on the hunt for The Hound of the Baskervilles. Most recently seen on the Wells Theatre stage in A Christmas Carol as Ghost of Christmas Present (2016 & 2017), Bruce also originated the role of Mr. Bumble in VSC's World Premiere of Oliver Twist. Off-Broadway: The Road to Qatar! (Farid / Claudio) at the York Theatre - Original Cast Recording. North American Tours: The Wizard of Oz (Uncle Henry / Oz Guard / Nikko, the flying monkey), 25th Anniversary Cats (Gus / Growl Tiger / Bustopher Jones), First National Oklahoma! (Jud Fry U/S). Select Regional: The 39 Steps (Man 1) at The Alley Theatre, Peter and the Starcatcher (Mrs. Bumbrake/Teacher), Hound of the Baskervilles (Watson), Sweeney Todd (Beadle Bamford), Little Shop of Horrors (Orin Scrivello, et al), World Premiere of Tom Jones by Mark Brown (Blifil / Susan), Spamalot (Sir Robin), Spelling Bee (William Barfée), The Producers (Franz Liepkind), Drowsy Chaperone (Aldolpho), Anything Goes (Moonface Martin). TV: Pokémon (Magnus). BFA in Musical Theatre, Ithaca College. BruceWarrenOnline.com

CREATIVE TEAM OF THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

Director

Mark Shanahan

Scenic Designer

Charlie Corcoran

Costume Designer

Jeni Schaefer

Lighting Designer

John Abrosone

Sound Designer

Sean Hagerty



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