You know the story — Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson must solve the mystery of the ferocious, luminous Hound of the Baskervilles before the heir to the family fortune falls to the jaws of the hound. But when Ken Ludwig retells the story, it moves from high drama to farcical comedy – fast-paced, witty and delightful.
Monday, August 12 & Tuesday, August 13 @ 6:30pm • Chickasaw Civic Theatre
Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. 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.
Actors will read from the script for auditions. If you are auditioning for one of the 3 Character actors, please note that each will play multiple roles throughout the show. The ability to quick change from one character to another is a must as well as having versatility both physically and vocally. There are 2 male character actors and 1 female character actor.
***AGES 18 AND UP ONLY***
Sherlock Holmes: The world’s greatest detective is sophisticated, quick-witted, and passionate. He is an English gentleman who is very precise in speech and manner.
Dr. John Watson: A kind amiable doctor and Sherlock Holmes’s faithful sidekick. A man of action, intellect and deep emotion. He is also very British.
Actor One – plays a variety of roles including Dr. Mortimer, Lucy, Barrymore, Stapleton and others.
Actor Two – plays a variety of roles including Sir Charles, Daisy, Sir Hugo, Sir Henry and others. Must do both cockney and Texas accents.
Actress One – plays a variety of roles including Mrs. Hudson, Mrs. Clayton, Mrs. Barrymore, Miss Stapleton and others.
Please bring a list of conflicts with you. Performances will be October 11th-13th and 18th-20th.
If there are any questions, please contact director Leonora Harrison. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook.