Long Wharf Theatre, 2018
Cleveland Playhouse / Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park co-production
Ohio, Winter/Spring 2017
Audio: Baskerville Opening Music
Trailer: Long Wharf Theatre
Long Wharf Theatre
Fox and company put on a fast-pasted, giddy performance meant to lighten the burden of even the world-weariest theatergoer.
New Haven Register
Baskerville’s good if you need a laugh. It’s also surprisingly good if you need a complex mystery drama.
Trailer: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Cleveland Playhouse / Cincinnati Playhouse
Baskerville translates "The Hound of the Baskervilles" into something new and entertaining while faithfully rendering the story of Holmes and his devoted companion Dr. Watson. Ludwig includes enough moments of costume and wig madness to constantly remind audiences that this is live theater, as director Brendon Fox emphasizes. In a program note, Fox writes, “To watch an actor transform before our eyes is a treat for a live audience as well as a great way Ken Ludwig shows what our heroes are up against as they try to figure who and what is ‘real’ everywhere they turn.” That theatrical underscoring is the engine of merriment that fuels Baskerville, which sometimes flies by so quickly you wish you could rewind a scene to watch again. But for audiences, such deliberation isn’t possible as the frenzied action rolls on quickly.
City Beat, Cincinnati (Critics Pick)
Directed with playfulness and vigor by Brendon Fox, Baskerville is a celebration of theater itself, a madcap homage to the artifice and inventiveness - and sheer unflagging energy - required to bring a play to life...The fast-moving production is as fun as roller coasters were when you were 10.
Cleveland Plain Dealer