By popular demand, in conjunction with Chicago Theatre Week, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre re-opens streaming on-demand for their production of Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery February 25-March 7, 2021.
The play’s afoot! The award-winning comedic mastermind Ken Ludwig transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. Equal parts comedy and thriller, the world’s favorite detective, Sherlock Holmes, is on the case. The heirs of the Baskerville line are being eliminated one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and faithful companion Dr. Watson reluctantly travel to Devonshire where they are forced to brave its desolate moors. The duo must unravel a web of murky clues before this family curse dooms its newest heir. The investigators attempt to escape peril and deceit, as a small group of actors portrays over forty characters with wit, silly accents, and clever disguises. Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.
Critics and audiences alike praised this on-demand production of Baskerville, leading to an additional week of streaming being added in conjunction with Chicago Theatre Week, presented by The League of Chicago Theatres.
• “Metropolis Performing Arts Centre’s virtual production of Ken Ludwig’s ‘Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery’ is a tour de force, a fast-paced, farcical but somewhat faithful version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1902 Victorian creeper, ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles.’” – Northwest Herald
• “Superb acting and directing mixed with creative film techniques makes Metropolis’ Baskerville a not-to-be-missed piece of entertainment.” – The Life and Times of Rikki Lee Travolta
• “Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville is perfect for those looking for mystery, intrigue, and comedy.” – Picture This Post
• “What you’ve [Metropolis has] done is remarkable… I didn’t think it was possible to do this on a digital platform with any real panache, but you did it. You really captured the spirit and the letter of the play at once.” – Baskerville Playwright Ken Ludwig
On-demand streaming performances of Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery produced by Metropolis will be available February 25-March 7, 2021. Single viewer tickets are $20, Household viewing tickets are $50, and can be purchased online at MetropolisArts.com.
Metropolis’ cast for Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery includes Breon Arzell (Sherlock Holmes), Meg Elliott (Dr. Watson), Jason Richards (Actor 1), Gabriel Fries (Actor 2), and Rachel Livingston (Actor 3). Understudies include Gregory Hicks (u/s Sherlock Holmes), Mary Heyl (u/s Dr. Watson), Daniel Leahy (u/s Actor 1), Van Ferro (u/s Actor 2), and Brooke Grassby (u/s Actor 3).
Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery is written by Ken Ludwig. Directed by Xavier Custodio, Co-Assistant Directed by Claudia Wallace and Sabrina Odigie.
Designers are William A. Franz (Sound Designer), Saren Nofs-Snyder (Dialect Coach), Rachel Parent (Costume Designer), R&D Choreography (Fight Chroegraphy), Linda Scheufler (Dramaturg), Jennifer Wernau (Properties Designer) Imagineering Studios (Videography). Metropolis Executive Artistic Director is Joe Keefe, Executive Operations Director is Brookes Ebetsch. Associate Artistic Director is Sabrina Odigie, Metropolis Production Manager of Produced Work is William A. Franz, Assistant Production Manager of Produced Work is Abbie Brenner.