The Lyceum Theatre presents the Arrow Rock premier of ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’

Thursday, August 3, 2017

ARROW ROCK — The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre presents a Sherlock Holmes mystery, “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” Aug. 5-13.

London. Autumn. 1890. The famous consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend and colleague Dr. John Watson are called in to investigate a most intriguing mystery: What could have frightened Sir Chares Baskerville to death? Is there an ancient curse on the Baskerville family? Is Sir Henry Baskerville, Sir Charles’ young heir, being stalked by a supernatural hound from Hell? In this new adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s greatest adventure, Holmes and Watson pursue the answers to these questions from their rooms in Baker Street, through the teeming streets of London and on to the windswept moors of Devonshire. With a dash of humor, this thrilling feast culminates on the fog-bound reaches of Dartmoor, where finally the secret of “The Hound of the Baskervilles” is revealed. The play is written by R. Hamilton Wright and David Pichette.

The production features Craig Wesley Divino as Sherlock Holmes, Ben Gougeon as Dr. John Watson, T.J. Mannix as Barrymore, Lucas Reilly as Dr. Jack Stapleton, Tim Connell as James Mortimer, Bailey Jordan Reeves as Beryl Stapleton, Harold Hynick as Sire Charles Baskerville/Mr. Frankland, Anne Marie Bills as Mrs. Hudson/Mrs. Barrymore, Michael Williams as Sir Henry Baskerville and Michael Brennan as Perkins.

Lyceum Producing Artistic Director Quin Gresham directs the production. During the 2016 season, Gresham directed “1776” and his adaptation of “Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.” Past directing credits at The Lyceum include “Around the World in 80 Days,” “Cotton Patch Gospel,” “Love Letters,” “The Music Man,” “Camelot,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Run for your Wife,” “The Fantasticks,” “The Producers,” “Hairspray,” “Sleuth,” “West Side Story,” “Into the Woods,” “Tuesdays with Morrie,” “Dracula,” “Peter Pan,” “Driving Miss Daisy” and “Stand by your Man.”

Scenic design is by Lyceum Theatre Resident Designer Ryan J. Zirngibl. Resident Costume Designer Garth Dunbar has been part of 10 previous seasons at The Lyceum. Resident Lighting Designer Randy B. Winder has designed close to 100 Lyceum productions. Resident Sound Designer Ryan Matthew Hall returns for his ninth season at The Lyceum. Tony Dearing is in his 25th year as production stage manager, and Ivan Dario Cano returns for his second year as assistant stage manager.

Single tickets, group rates, senior, student and children discounts are available.

Performances are Aug. 5-13. Evening performances are at 8 p.m., and matinees are at 2 p.m. For tickets visit www.lyceumtheatre.org, call 660-837-3311 ext. 1, or go to the box office at 114 High Street, in Arrow Rock.

The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) professional theater. It is affiliated with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union for Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.

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