~ Photos and review by Dana Nöllsch ~
Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery will suck you into the comedic mayhem and mystery in this Sherlock Holmes spoof.
What is Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Ken Ludwig’s telling of the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s who-done-it is simultaneously thrilling and funny with just the right amount of slapstick. There is a mystery surrounding “The Hound of the Baskervilles” Holmes and Watson must unravel this mystery before the family curse condemns its newest heir.
Chasing the clues, Holmes and Watson travel to places with dangers they cannot anticipate. In these places, they encounter those with hidden agendas that cross the lines of morality but in a hilarious way.
Here are some photos to give you a taste of Reno Little Theater’s production of Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
The set transforms into many distinct locations with a grace that does not take away from the story. This is a challenge for any theater, and RLT has undoubtedly succeeded in creative set design. Combine this with thoughtful lighting design and costuming, and you have a visual treat.
The actors in RLT’s production of Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery are some of Reno’s best. Seeing these five actors come together for such an ambitious play is indeed a pleasure. Not to sound like I am gushing, but the cast is genuinely fantastic.
There are over forty characters played by five very busy actors in this high-energy, non-stop action thriller. The theater was filled with high schoolers when we saw the preview performance. At the end of the show, I heard one student exclaim, “Is it over? I want more.” and this was after a two-hour performance.
With so many scene changes, costume changes, and fast-paced interactions, I have to give a shout-out to the directing team. To take on such an ambitious task and end up with well-organized hilarity is a testament to the talent of everyone involved.
My only criticism
One part of the set was positioned high on a platform, making it hard to see from lower seats. Truthfully this was not that bad as not much of the story takes place on the raised part of the set.
Why go see Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
See Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville if you love quality local theater that will make you laugh in a visually compelling setting.
By: Ken Ludwig
Directed by: Chad Sweet
Rosie Calkin as Holmes
Ryan Costello as Watson
Jim Sturtevant as Actor 1
Ian Sorensen as Actor 2
Katie Hughes as Actor 3
Caulder Tempel as Understudy
Jessica Johnson as Understudy
Assistant Director: Caulder Tempel
Stage Manager: Ben Browder
Stage Manager: Audra McCarroll
Scenic, Lighting, Sound Design: Chad Sweet
Accent & Dialect Coach: Rosie Brownlow-Calkin
Intimacy Direction: Adi Cabral
Costumes: Moira Bengochea and Jazzy Miller
Assistant Production Manager & Props: Jessica Johnson
January 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, February 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 @ 7:30 pm
January 22, February 29 5, 12 @ 2 pm
For Tickets and more information, go to: renolittletheater.org
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