Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Joel Harris Fenster
Auditions: May 20 and 21, 2018 at 7pm.
Performances: July 27, 28, 29, August 3, 4, 5, 10 and 11, 2018
We will hold auditions for Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, written by Ken Ludwig, on Sunday, May 20 and Monday, May 21 at 7 p.m. at the Powerhouse Performing Arts Center in Waveny Park.
Joel Fenster will direct this madcap adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mystery, transforming The Hound of the Baskervilles into an all-out comedic theatrical adventure. Full of humor, horror, and plenty of stage magic, five actors play nearly 40 roles in this caper that is equal parts comedy and adventure.
We will be auditioning for the following roles:
Sherlock Holmes (Male, 30-50)
Dr. Watson (Male 30-50)
Actor 1 (Male 30-49) must show great physical and vocal versatility. Plays multiple roles, including Stapleton (seemingly geeky butterfly lover persona conceals the psychopath within), Barrymore (mournful caretaker of Baskerville Hall), Milker (scrappy Dickensian urchin boy) and Dr. Mortimer (elegant, friendly, passionate).
Actor 2 (Male 20-35) must show great physical and vocal versatility. Plays multiple roles, including Sir Hugbaskerville (brutal, cruel Cavalier), Wilson (exuberant, hearty head of messenger office), Sir Henry Baskerville (Texan relation to Baskervilles. Open-hearted, earnest, ready for adventure and to fall in love), and Inspector Lestrade (cocky police inspector).
Actress 1 (20-35) must show great physical and vocal versatility. Plays multiple roles, including Miss Stapleton (Stapleton’s initially secretive, scared “sister” who falls passionately in love with Sir Henry), Mrs. Barrymore (severe, humorless Swedish caretaker of Baskerville Hall), Mrs. Hudson (older, maternal housekeeper for Holmes).
Perusal scripts are available at the New Canaan Library.
Produced by Special Arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.