In the mood for a mystery? Like to laugh? The Hampton Theatre Company (HTC) has just the thing with its staging of Ken Ludwig's "Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery." Opening on October 24 and continuing through November 10, 2019 in Quogue, NY, the comedic adventure takes audiences on an unexpected ride in search for answers before a fatal curse claims the life of the newest male heir of the Baskerville line.
Magnifying the hilarity is watching three actors play 40 distinct characters who provide a tangle of clues. Meanwhile, Sherlock Homes and Watson stay the course to get to the bottom of things—while enduring silly accents, disguises and deceits—to crack the case of the "Hound of Baskerville."
Directed by HTC Artistic Director Diana Marbury, "Ken Ludwig's Baskerville" stars Matthew Conlon as Sherlock Holmes and Duncan Hazard as Dr. Watson. Wearing the hats of many characters are Tina Jones as Actress One; Ben Schnickel as Actor One; and Andrew Botsford as Actor Two.
Set design is by Sean Marbury; lighting design by Sebastian Paczynski and sound by Seamus Naughton. Costumes are designed by Teresa Lebrun.
Performances take place on Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m.; Saturdays at 8 p.m.; and on Sundays at 2:30 p.m. An additional matinee performance will be offered on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. prior to the regular 8 p.m. performance that evening. A talkback with the cast will be offered on Friday, November 1, 2019 following the 7 p.m. performance. Performances take place at the Quogue Community Hall, 125 Jessup Avenue, Quogue, NY 11959. Click here to purchase tickets.
"Ken Ludwig's Baskerville" pulls inspiration from Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Hound of the Baskervilles” and transforms the tale into a funny adventure.
A reviewer for Broadway World explained that “the joy is not in solving the crime but in the plethora of wildly imaginative characters you meet along the way … a play that is ingeniously funny and will keep you guessing until the curtain call," according to the Hampton Theatre Company.
Ken Ludwig is a two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright whose work is performed throughout the world in more than 30 countries and over 20 languages. He has written 25 plays and musicals including six Broadway productions and seven in London’s West End. His first Broadway play, “Lend Me A Tenor,” won two Tony Awards and was called "one of the classic comedies of the 20th century” by The Washington Post.
Ludwig’s plays and musicals include: “Crazy For You” (five years on Broadway, Tony and Olivier Awards for Best Musical), “Moon Over Buffalo” (Broadway and West End, starring Carol Burnett), “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” (Broadway, starring Kristen Bell), “Treasure Island” (West End), “Twentieth Century” (Broadway, starring Alec Baldwin), “Leading Ladies,” “The Game’s Afoot,” “A Fox on the Fairway,” “The Beaux’ Stratagem,” “Baskerville,” and “A Comedy of Tenors.”
BASIC FACTS: “Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville" is performed at the Quogue Community Hall from October 24 to November 10, 2019 with shows on Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. An additional matinee will be performed on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. prior to the regular 8 p.m. production. A talkback with the cast takes place on Friday, November 1, 2019 following the 7 p.m. performance.
Special dinner and theater packages are offered in collaboration with the libraries of Westhampton, Southampton, Hampton Bays and Quogue. A special lunch and theater package is available for November 9, 2019 matinee with lunch offered before the show at the Quogue Club at the Hallock House.
Tickets are $30 for adults; $25 for seniors (excluding Saturday nights); $20 for those under 35 years old; and $10 for students under 21 years old. Select discount tickets are available for veterans, Native Americans and theater industry members. Call 631-653-8955 to inquire.
To purchase tickets, click here or call OvationTix at 1-866-811-4111.
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