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Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery by Ken Ludwig

Meadow Brook Theatre
Rochester, MI
Oct 2016

Michigan premiere

 "Standout characters and moments include the lugubrious caretakers of Baskerville Hall (Prouty and Turski again) and  Wolber’s  inspired turn (or turns, as you’ll see in the final act) as the Scotland Yard inspector Lestrade. To both Ludwig's and Walter’s credit, “Baskerville” manages to keep the audience guessing through the entirety of 2½ hours, and it stays closer to the original story than you might expect.  For me, there was a surprising amount of emotional investment in the affable Sir Henry ( Wolber ), who goes from being Watson’s prime suspect to a trusting friend." -  John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press

"Standout characters and moments include the lugubrious caretakers of Baskerville Hall (Prouty and Turski again) and Wolber’s inspired turn (or turns, as you’ll see in the final act) as the Scotland Yard inspector Lestrade. To both Ludwig's and Walter’s credit, “Baskerville” manages to keep the audience guessing through the entirety of 2½ hours, and it stays closer to the original story than you might expect.  For me, there was a surprising amount of emotional investment in the affable Sir Henry (Wolber), who goes from being Watson’s prime suspect to a trusting friend." - John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press

 "The other 38 (count ‘em) characters are played by the incredible trio of Peter Prouty,  David Wolber  and Cheryl Turski, who dazzle the audience with a flurry of costumes, disguises, bizarre accents and inventive props. It is a running gag in this production that the actors must do the impossible to keep up with the narrative, which is the source of its broad hilarity. In fact, it should be noted that hovering above the stage is the specter of a sixth cast member, one who at times upstages the actors and steals the audience’s cheers and laughter: the production design itself. And the ensemble, in case we haven’t been clear, is a joy to watch in action." - Patrice Nolan, Encoremichigan.com

"The other 38 (count ‘em) characters are played by the incredible trio of Peter Prouty, David Wolber and Cheryl Turski, who dazzle the audience with a flurry of costumes, disguises, bizarre accents and inventive props. It is a running gag in this production that the actors must do the impossible to keep up with the narrative, which is the source of its broad hilarity. In fact, it should be noted that hovering above the stage is the specter of a sixth cast member, one who at times upstages the actors and steals the audience’s cheers and laughter: the production design itself. And the ensemble, in case we haven’t been clear, is a joy to watch in action." -Patrice Nolan, Encoremichigan.com

 "Written by Ken Ludwig, the play, and Meadow Brook Theatre’s production, serve up a dizzying array of secondary characters played by three actors who are quick-change artists, sometimes shedding one costume on stage to reveal another. Many of the madcap moments are worth the price of admission... All the actors play their parts well, but Prouty, Turski and  Wolber , who perform the 38 secondary roles, are to be commended for their stamina and believability in multiple parts." -  Carol Azizian, Oakland Press

"Written by Ken Ludwig, the play, and Meadow Brook Theatre’s production, serve up a dizzying array of secondary characters played by three actors who are quick-change artists, sometimes shedding one costume on stage to reveal another. Many of the madcap moments are worth the price of admission... All the actors play their parts well, but Prouty, Turski and Wolber, who perform the 38 secondary roles, are to be commended for their stamina and believability in multiple parts." - Carol Azizian, Oakland Press

 "Three actors, Peter Pouty, Cheryl Turski, and  David Wolber , play all of the remaining three-dozen plus characters. It’s a quirky bunch, from Sir Charles’s friend Dr. Mortimer (Prouty) to Sir Henry ( Wolber ). Patrons are advised to bring their imaginations. Madcap mayhem rules, with sight gags galore, costume quick changes, (some of them done right on stage), and snappy one-liners. Sherlock Holmes never investigated a bunch like this and Meadow Brook does both him and Ludwig’s script proud." -  Daniel Skora, It's All Theatre

"Three actors, Peter Pouty, Cheryl Turski, and David Wolber, play all of the remaining three-dozen plus characters. It’s a quirky bunch, from Sir Charles’s friend Dr. Mortimer (Prouty) to Sir Henry (Wolber). Patrons are advised to bring their imaginations. Madcap mayhem rules, with sight gags galore, costume quick changes, (some of them done right on stage), and snappy one-liners. Sherlock Holmes never investigated a bunch like this and Meadow Brook does both him and Ludwig’s script proud." - Daniel Skora, It's All Theatre

 Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery by Ken Ludwig directed by Travis W. Walter  Meadow Brook Theatre Rochester, MI Oct 5-30, 2016  Sherlock Holmes - Ron Williams* Dr. John H. Watson - Phil Powers* Actor One - Peter Prouty* Actor Two - David Wolber* Actor Three - Cheryl Turski* Understudies - Franny Kromminga  Dale White  Stage Manager - Terry W. Carpenter* Stage Management Intern - Ivy Stevens Set design - Jen Price Fick Costume design - Liz Goodall Lighting design - Reid G. Johnson Sound design - Mike Duncan   *member of Actors Equity Association

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
by Ken Ludwig
directed by Travis W. Walter

Meadow Brook Theatre
Rochester, MI
Oct 5-30, 2016

Sherlock Holmes - Ron Williams*
Dr. John H. Watson - Phil Powers*
Actor One - Peter Prouty*
Actor Two - David Wolber*
Actor Three - Cheryl Turski*
Understudies - Franny Kromminga
Dale White

Stage Manager - Terry W. Carpenter*
Stage Management Intern - Ivy Stevens
Set design - Jen Price Fick
Costume design - Liz Goodall
Lighting design - Reid G. Johnson
Sound design - Mike Duncan

*member of Actors Equity Association