THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

 

Apr. 25 - May 20, 2018

Freely adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson
from the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Packed full of verbal and visual ingenuity and abundant comedy, this sublimely funny reimagining of the most celebrated Sherlock Holmes mystery is a hyper-theatrical tour de force. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on the moors with a look of terror still etched on his face, the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes is summoned from Baker Street to unravel the mysteries surrounding his death and investigate an ancient curse. A hit in London’s West End called “gut-bustingly funny” by The Times, this clever new adaptation brings the silly-yet-dignified tone of British sketch comedy to a classic Holmesian whodunnit. For all ages.

“Hysterical, my dear Watson.- The Telegraph

“A happy spoof with a winning, welcome playfulness.- The New York Times

PERFORMANCES


Wednesdays 7:30, Thursdays 7:30, Fridays 7:30, Saturdays 2:00 and 7:30, Sundays 2:00 and 7:00

 Single tickets range from $15-45—or, subscribe to the full six-play season starting at just $89. Discounts are available for groups of eight or more.

Lights Up! For Access: Thanks to support from the Walmart Foundation and others, patrons under the age of 30 pay just $10 while patrons with a SNAP benefits card pay just $5. Learn more >.

Sponsored in part by Greenwood Gearhart Inc., Nick and Carolyn Cole, and Leigh Hopkins.

 

Meet the Director


Mark Shanahan (Directorreturns to T2, where he has directed Peter and the Starcatcher, Around the World in 80 Days, and The Quest for Don Quixote, and adapted The Dingdong. His directing work has been seen at The Alley Theatre, The Westport Country Playhouse, The Fulton Opera House, Merrimack Rep, Florida Rep, The Cape Playhouse, The Weston Playhouse, George Street Playhouse, Penguin Rep, The Hangar Theatre, and many more. As an actor, he has performed On and Off Broadway (The 39 Steps, Tryst, Checkers) and at numerous regional theaters including the Kennedy Center, The Denver Center, The Alley, Hartford Theatreworks, The Westport Country Playhouse and others. His play, The Dingdong, was workshopped at the 2015 Arkansas New Play Festival at T2 and opened Off-Broadway at The Pearl Theatre in New York City in spring 2016, before returning to T2 for a full production in 2017. He is a graduate of Brown University and holds an MA from Fordham University, where he also teaches.