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SHERLOCK AND WATSON MUST CRACK THE CASE
IN THE HILARIOUS BASKERVILLE AT SIERRA REP

Sierra Rep is proud to present Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, a fast-paced comedy that faithfully hews to Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel about Holmes and Watson vs. evil. The game’s afoot as male heirs of the Baskerville line are being murdered one by one. The renowned sleuth Sherlock Holmes, along with his trusted sidekick Doctor Watson, must work feverishly to crack the curse before it dooms the newest heir. Five talented actors, playing forty quirky characters, follow leads, unravel clues, hit dead-ends, and zigzag through the story until the shockingly funny conclusion. The gimmick here is that our pair of protagonists are surrounded by an ensemble of three delightful comic actors who play everyone else. Watching our troupe change among 40 different characters, both quickly off-stage (and even more quickly on-stage) is nothing short of amazing.

The cast of Baskerville features:
Jerry Lloyd as Sherlock Holmes
Daniel Harray* as Doctor Watson
Marc Geller* as Actor 1
Toby Tropper as Actor 2
Mia Mekjian as Actress 1
*Member, Actors’ Equity Association

The production is directed and designed by SRT co-founder Dennis Jones. “There is inherent humor in Doyle’s stories and playwright Ken Ludwig has so masterfully adapted Baskerville into a play that is all at once clever and funny while honoring the traditional world of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson,” says Jones. “I love creating atmosphere; and I want to wrap the show in as much of the traditional world of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as possible. Then inside of that add the element of the supernatural hound; and then inside of that, add the element of our deliriously funny clowns who represent the cast of characters that make up The Hound of the Baskervilles. Cleverness, ingenuity and humor will make this show terrifically fun.”

Tickets for Baskerville can be purchased online at www.SierraRep.org, or by phone at (209) 532-3120, or by visiting the Box Office (Tuesday through Saturday, 11am – 5pm) at the East Sonora Theatre, located at 13891 Mono Way in Sonora. Performances at the Historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Park begin on August 31 and continue through September 30. Performance times are Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 2pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm. Ticket prices range from $32 to $47. Discounts for seniors, children, and students (18 and over with student ID) are available for all performances. Special discounts for groups of 20 or more are also available.

Events taking place during the run of Baskerville include:

Opening Weekend – Friday, August 31-September 2
Tickets are only $25 for opening weekend performances (Friday and Saturday evening only).

Opening Night Reception – Friday, August 31
Immediately following the performance, the audience is invited to join the actors and SRT Staff for a light reception at Christopher’s at the City Hotel in Downtown Columbia. Included in the price of admission ($25 – Opening Night).

Post-Show Talkback – Friday, September 21
Enjoy our Talkback series with members of the cast following this performance, FREE with the purchase of a ticket for that evening’s performance.

ABOUT SIERRA REPERTORY THEATRE
Sierra Repertory Theatre is a professional non-profit theater located in California’s beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills. Since 1980, Sierra Rep has focused on its original mission: to present audiences with a broad range of theatrical literature at the highest production quality possible; to pay artists and staff a living wage and to make a vibrant contribution to our community’s economy, culture and spirit. Sierra Repertory Theatre is a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

For more information about Sierra Repertory Theatre and upcoming shows, please visit www.SierraRep.org or call the box office at (209) 532-3120. Follow Sierra Repertory Theatre on Instagram at @SierraRep; and on Facebook at Facebook.com/SierraRep.

Who: Sierra Repertory Theatre continues its 2018 season with Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, the murderously funny adventure. Playing August 31 through September 30 at the Historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Park. For information or tickets, call (209) 532-3120 or visit www.SierraRep.org.

What: Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
By Ken Ludwig
From a novel by Arthur Conan Doyle

Production Staff
Director/Scenic Designer: Dennis Jones
Costume Designer: Anna Grigo
Lighting Designer: Christopher Van Tuyl
Properties Designer: Lucas Michael Chandler
Stage Manager: Maggie Braun*

Cast
Jerry Lloyd as Sherlock Holmes
Daniel Harray* as Doctor Watson
Marc Gellar* as Actor 1
Toby Tropper as Actor 2
Mia Mekjian as Actress 1

*Member, Actors’ Equity Association

Rating: PG

Dates: August 31-September 30, 2018 (27 performances)
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 2pm
Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm
-Opening Night Reception on Friday, August 31. FREE with the purchase of ticket for that evening’s performance.
-Q&A/Talkback on Friday, September 21, with members of the cast. FREE with the purchase of ticket for that evening’s performance.
-No public performance Friday, September 28.

Location: The Historic Fallon House Theatre, 11175 Washington St, Columbia, CA 95310

Tickets: $32 – $47 from Sierra Rep’s Box Office at (209) 532-3120 or online at www.SierraRep.org. Discounted tickets available for seniors (60+), children, and students (18 and over with student ID) are available for all performances. Special discounts for groups of 20 or more are also available.

For press tickets or to schedule an interview with the director, actors, or staff, please contact Marketing Director Jerry Lee at (209) 532-0502, ext. 105, or jerryleesrt@gmail.com.

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