Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

jan 25 - feb 10, 2019
Theatre:
Mainstage

Sherlock Holmes was never more fun!

Based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson must confront the moors of Devonshire to solve the mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville and protect the next heir to the fortune, Sir Henry.

The Devonshire legend preaches that the Baskerville family is cursed by a supernatural hound but Holmes and Watson meet suspicious locals in the case ranging from an escaped convict to friendly neighbors, leaving them to deduce if such a beast as the hound is culpable for this murder.

Based on the 1902 novella paired with a cast of 40 quirky characters played by just five actors, this thrilling show will keep you on the edge of your seat and laughing in the aisles.

Mainstage Content Advisory: The Playhouse does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical effects), please contact the ticket office at 515-277-6261.

Note: This show utilizes strobe lights, fog, and gunshots.


The performance at 2:00 PM on Sunday, Feb. 3 will have live audio description, provided by IRIS. Please contact our ticket office at 515-277-6261 if you would like to use this free service.

 

 


Sponsored by:

Sherlock Holmes
Patricia Holly
Dr. Watson
Michael Fox
Actor 1
Jenner Lathrop
Actor 2
Lorenzo Sandoval
Actress 1
Kerrie Lee
Artistic Team
Director/Artistic Director
John W. Viars
Scenic Designer
Nicholas Amundson
Costume Designer/Properties Designer
Angela Lampe
Lighting Designer
Justin Thomas
Composer/Sound Designer
Meredith Toebben
Stage Manager
Derek Phelps
Technical Director
Nate Lawrence-Richards

Des Moines Community Playhouse Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kill Date: February 10, 2019
Subject: Des Moines Community Playhouse Presents Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Photos available for download at https://www.dmplayhouse.com/media
Contact: Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Public Relations Director, 515-974-5358

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the new comedy, Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, Jan. 25-Feb. 10, 2019. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery is sponsored by Edward Jones.

In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson must confront the moors of Devonshire to solve the mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville and protect the next heir to the fortune, Sir Henry. The Devonshire legend preaches that the Baskerville family is cursed by a supernatural hound. While working on the case, Holmes and Watson meet suspicious locals ranging from an escaped convict to friendly neighbors, leaving them to wonder if such a beast as the hound is culpable for this murder. Based on the 1902 novella Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery features 40 quirky characters played by just five actors. This thrilling show will keep you on the edge of your seat and laughing in the aisles.

The Playhouse cast includes Michael Fox, Patricia Holly, Jenner Lathrop, Kerrie Lee, and Lorenzo Sandoval. Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery is directed by John W. Viars.

The Playhouse is one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the US. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.

For more information about the Playhouse and Baskerville, contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery Performances: Jan. 25-Feb. 10, 2019
7:30 PM Wednesday-Saturday
2:00 PM Sunday

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery Tickets
Ticket prices start at $29
To purchase tickets:
dmplayhouse.com
515-277-6261
Des Moines Community Playhouse Ticket Office, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312

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Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, Jan. 25-Feb. 10, 2019, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, Jan. 25-Feb. 10, 2019, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, Jan. 25-Feb. 10, 2019, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, Jan. 25-Feb. 10, 2019, at the Des Moines Community Playhouse. Photo by Steve Gibbons.