Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
through December 19, 2021
Playwright Ken Ludwig is renown for his love of taking on classic stories and bending them his way. In this case (no pun intended) he delved in the character created by Arthur Conan Doyle; who was actually derived from a forensic scientist Doyle had studied under at University, and took many turns from terror to comedy.
Shannon Eubanks directed this work which has dozens of characters; albeit a cast of 5. John Keabler takes to the stage as the brilliant gent from London’s Baker Street. He calls up his side-kick, Dr. Watson, to help figure out what is going on at the Baskervilles. You may know that in olden days, a woman on stage in London had to be played by a male. But, you will be awe struck when LaLa Cochran pulls off the role of Watson. All of the other characters who come and go in rapid succession are played to the hilt by Robin Bloodworth, Kathryn Tkel and Gina Rickicki.
The stage setting is manipulated most times by the actors as the scenes rapidly change, and you are kept in suspense wondering what might happen next. But, rest easily, for all shall come clear in the end.
It’s a really good production by a really fine company. Theatrical Outfit is downtown on Luckie Street. Easy to get to, but plan on traffic; and they offer parking vouchers to use the garage adjacent to their facility. It is a comfortable venue with appropriate protocols; so make sure to bring your CDC card and be ready to mask up during the show. More info and tickets at TheatricalOutfit.org