The latest production by Warren Arts is more than “elementary my dear Watson.”
Murder and suspense fill the stage in the Sherlock Holmes classic “Hound of the Baskervilles,” which makes its debut this Friday, Nov. 1, at the Warren Arts theater at 5482 Manchester Highway.
The order of the day is investigating the death of Sir Charles Baskerville. On the case is Sherlock Holmes, providing his keen intellect and uncanny powers of observation to help solve the death with his disjointed sidekick Dr. Watson.
Suspects are developed, including the butler, and mysterious happenings occur in rapid succession, forcing Holmes and Watson to test their skills of deduction. No one is free of suspicion and everyone seems suspicious with a secret to hide.
“I think people are really going to enjoy trying to figure it out and to see if they get it right as the story unfolds,” said Rob Nunley, who plays Dr. Watson. “Sherlock Holmes is a classic character everyone is familiar with and this is a good mystery.”
Dorian Loeffler stars as Sherlock Holmes and also directs the play.
“I very much enjoy bringing classic stores to life on the Warren Arts stage,” said Loeffler. “These stories are the ones that I grew up with and are the theater that I truly enjoy. Classic characters of a bygone age have always sparked my interest and I’ve pondered them for my entire life. I am grateful for the opportunity to share my vision with others, and truly hope that it is enjoyable.”
The play shows this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2, at 7 p.m., and this Sunday at 2 p.m. It repeats next weekend, Nov. 8-10, with the same schedule.