Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery Opens Tonight at McCarter

News   Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery Opens Tonight at McCarter
Straight from its world premiere at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., earlier this year, the McCarter Theater presents Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Hound of the Baskervilles." The comedic murder mystery officially opens March 13, following previews that began March 10. 

It's the latest show from playwright Ken Ludwig, author of Lend Me a Tenor, Shakespeare in Hollywood, Moon Over Buffalo and the libretto for the Tony-winning musical Crazy for You.

Amanda Dehner returns to direct the original cast: Gregory Wooddell (The Lyons, As You Like It) as Sherlock Holmes with Lucas Hall (Tales from Red Vienna) as Doctor Watson. Stanley Bahorek (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Michael Glenn (Good People) and Jane Pfitsch (Cabaret) portray more than 40 characters.

Gregory Wooddell
Gregory Wooddell

Performances run through March 29. 

"Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot!" press notes state. "From the award-winning mastermind of mayhem, Ken Ludwig, 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 40 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."

The creative team includes set designer Dan Ostling, costume designer Jess Goldstein, lighting designer Philip Rosenberg, sound designers Joshua Horvath and Ray Nardelli, dialect coach Gillian Lane-Plescia, fight director Thomas Schall, New York casting director David Caparelliotis, stage manager Alison Cote and assistant stage manager Kurt Hall. For more information and to purchase tickets visit

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