Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot!


Evan Alexander Smith, Nisi Sturgis, Jacob James, Brian Owen and Rafael Untalan in Ken Ludwig’s BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY (2017) at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Photo by Mikki Schaffner


By Ken Ludwig (US)
1 F / 4 M
English original text

Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (LEND ME A TENOR) transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic THE HOUND OF BASKERVILLES into a murderously funny adventure. Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters.


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Ken Ludwig, photo courtesy of Author


Ken Ludwig is an American playwright and theatre director. Born in York, Pennsylvania, Ludwig was educated at York Suburban Senior High School, York PA Haverford College (Class of 1972), Harvard Law School, and Trinity College at Cambridge University. His first Broadway play, “Lend Me a Tenor” (1989), garnered him his first Tony Award nomination; his second was for Best Book of a Musical for “Crazy for You” (1992), which won the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, LA Drama Critics Circle, Helen Hayes, and Laurence Olivier Awards as Best Musical. Other Broadway credits include “Moon Over Buffalo” (1995) with Carol Burnett and Lynn Redgrave (on Broadway) and Frank Langella and Joan Collins at the Old Vic in London, the book for a musical adaptation of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” (2001), and a new adaptation of the classic Ben Hecht-Charles MacArthur play, Twentieth Century (2004) starring Alec Baldwin and Anne Heche.