Through February 12, 2017
Before the Cleveland Play House considers Ken Ludwig’s next play, it should hire Dr. Ruth Westheimer as a dramaturg.To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's blog here.
Is Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, a great play? No! Is it even a very good play? Probably not. What it is is a play that will delight many. Especially those who like to solve mysteries, who are enamored with farcical delights, and enjoy a cast who is having a lark playing lots of characters and changing costumes a great deal. And, no spoiler alert here, the butler didn’t do it!
While not quite measuring up to the very high comedic bar of Ken Ludwig’s past works, “Baskerville” does make for an enjoyable evening of theater especially for those familiar with Sir Author Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes series. While lacking in the farce department there is enough action to keep your attention. Not a bad play per say, just different than what was expected.To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's blog.
There are chuckles aplenty in this send-up of Sherlock—it’s a bracing dose of silliness for the sometimes overly staid CPH audiences.
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at Cleveland Scene
On the stage a well-crafted mystery provokes the audience to gasp or scream or grab the arm of a complete stranger. Every heart in the auditorium skips a beat and then gallops as the mystery moves toward its terrifying climax.To see a full review of this show, read David's posts at Talkin' Broadway
The fast-moving production is as fun as roller coasters were when you were 10, thanks to the show's central conceit: Five actors play some 40 roles. The joy of "Baskerville" is seeing how they pull it off.
To see a full review of this show, read Andrea Simakis' blog or visit Cleveland.com here.