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WEST HARTFORD, CT- The world’s most famous detective comes across the pond to Playhouse on Park in a hilarious retelling of The Hound of the Baskervilles! When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on his estate, and the evidence points to a supernatural beast, it is up to Sherlock Holmes and his trusty companion, Dr. Watson, to gather the clues and solve the mystery around an ancient family curse. With a wide array of characters played by only three actors, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most renowned story gets a gloriously funny makeover!
Director Tom Ridgely, a Drama Desk nominee, returns to Playhouse, having previously directed The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged and Art. He is the co-founder of Waterwell and directs the Drama Program at Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan, and has directed productions with FringeNYC, Barrow Street, NYU, and Yale. Rich Hollman (Sherlock Holmes), a member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, was previously seen at Playhouse in The Mystery of Irma Vep, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, and Art. He is currently on the faculty at New School University, and has held principal roles on TV shows such as Law and Order and All My Children. Sean Harris (Watson) is a Co-Artistic Director at Playhouse, with an MFA from New School for Drama/Actors Studio and performances with The PA Shakespeare Festival and Bank Street Theatre under his belt. He is also the Director of Theatre at Hall High School in West Hartford. Brennan Caldwell (Sir Henry Baskerville) makes his debut at Playhouse. He is a recent Yale graduate, where he has starred in Amadeus and Sweeney Todd.