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The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Uproarious Mystery Comedy

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted by Steven Canny & John Nicholson
Directed by Jim Helsinger

JUNE 21 – JULY 16 | SHUBERT THEATRE

Unleashed, unearthly, and unbelievably funny, this “Hound” is a comic thriller, a la The 39 Steps. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated Sherlock Holmes story gets a makeover by renowned “Brit wits” Steven Canny and John Nicholson. Three actors play 16 roles in a “comedy atlas, using slapstick, witty wordplay, sight gags, disappearing pants, physical comedy, playful props and direct address to the audience.” Why are the Baskerville male heirs so susceptible to dying so young? Is it really a curse? And what about those paw prints? PG13

Extras

  • Opening Night, Friday, June 23rd. Join the PSF actors and staff for a friendly post-show champagne toast.
  • Meet the actors for an informal talkback after the show Thursday, June 29th, July 6th, and July 13th.
  • Director’s Dinner: specialty dinner themed to the play with behind-the-scenes insights Sunday, July 16, 5:00pm.

Sponsor:

Kathleen Kund Nolan
& Timothy E. Nolan

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Philadelphia Inquirer:

“Uproariously funny.”

“Their versatility is a joy to watch, and Jim Helsinger’s lightning-quick direction emphasizes their tight chemistry.”

“The production’s lush look and top-notch cast make PSF’s The Hound of the Baskervilles an enjoyable ride.”

DC Metro Arts

“A loving send-up of theater itself.”

Reading Eagle

“Directed masterfully by Jim Helsinger”

“The lucky audience gets to see this done by three top-notch actor/comedians, assisted by a brilliant production team: scenic/lighting designer Steve TenEyck, costume designer Lisa Zinni and sound designer Don Tindall.”

“See it and be blissfully surprised.”

The Morning Call

“Has audiences howling…a rollicking good time”

“The kind of work that can only be pulled of by deceptively skilled, confident and wildly charismatic actors, and our triumphant trio comes through with flying colors the kind of work that can only be pulled of by deceptively skilled, confident and wildly charismatic actors, and our triumphant trio comes through with flying colors”

“An all-around delightful evening of theatre”

Lehigh Valley Press

“A regular laugh-riot”

“Lightning-strike repartee, and quick-change costumes and entrance and exits achieved like Olympians running the hurdles”

Features & Press Releases

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival opens The Hound of the Baskervilles: An Uproarious Comic Adaptation of a Classic Mystery Thriller


Contact: Tina Slak, 610.282.WILL [9455]; Tina.Slak@pashakespeare.org Center Valley, PA— Three actors portray 16 roles in “Brit-Wits” Steven Canny and John Nicholson’s comedic retelling of a classic Sherlock Holmes story, The Hound of the Baskervilles, which will open at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. The Hound […]

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DIRECTOR JIM HELSINGER UNLEASHES THE HOUND THIS SUMMER


By Tina Slak and Victoria Marchesani Veteran actor, director, and artistic director of the Orlando Shakespeare Theater Jim Helsinger talks about the spoof, the cast, and his return to PSF to direct The Hound of the Baskervilles. On a chilly February day in Pennsylvania, Jim was in repertory at Orlando Shakespeare, where he was directing and acting […]

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Artists

CAST

GREG WOOD*
Holmes, Stapleton, Cecile Stapleton, Mr. Barrymore, Mrs. Barrymore, Yokel #3

CARL N WALLNAU*
Dr. Watson/Yokel #1

JACOB DRESCH*
Sir Charles Baskerville, Sir Henry Baskerville, Mortimer, Cabbie, Yokel #2, Wise Yokel

ARTISTIC TEAM

PATRICK MULCAHY
Producing Artistic Director

DENNIS RAZZE
Director; Associate Artistic Director

CASEY GALLAGHER
Managing Director

JIM HELSINGER
Director

STEVE TENEYCK
Scenic & Lighting Designer:

LISA ZINNI
Costume Designer

DON TINDALL
Sound Designer

MAGGIE DAVIS*
Production Stage Manager

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Stage Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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