For Immediate Release 
February 3, 2015

IRT THRILLS, BRINGS THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES TO ONEAMERICA MAINSTAGE


Indianapolis—A play of thrilling suspense, morbid mayhem and potential murder comes to the Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) in the form of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Hound of the Baskervilles, adapted by David Pichette and R. Hamilton Wright and directed by Peter Amster. Join Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as they undertake family secrets, haunted hounds, romance and mystery in this timeless tale of supernatural suspense.

This sweeping story follows Baker Street’s fabled detective duo, whose obsession with the supernatural has them scouring the treacherous fog-filled Devonshire Moors for the phantom hound that haunts the Baskerville estate’s newest incumbent, Sir Henry. 

This literary classic has been adapted into a contemporary humor-filled whodunit that introduces audiences to a variety of characters including a self-confessed “dabbler in science” an amateur astronomer, a Darwinian butterfly-collector and a few strange behaving servants that will keep theatre-goers guessing until the very end.

Audiences are as attracted to the mystery and suspense of Sherlock Holmes as much now as they’ve ever been. The resurgence of this type of thriller is powerfully cast with a young, handsome and sophisticated team and surprises abound.

The set for The Hound of The Baskervilles features some of the largest moveable scenery the IRT has ever brought to the OneAmerica stage. This complete sensory experience includes a fight scene, dual background projection scenery, trap doors, quick sand and more.

And as a way of saying thanks to our local ‘detectives’, the IRT welcomes all police, fire and first responders to a $10 discount for the entire run of The Hound of the Baskervilles in appreciation of their service to our community. This special offer can be redeemed online or by calling the ticket office at 317-635-5252.

The Hound of the Baskervilles begins Feb. 18 and runs through March 15. Total run time is approximately two hours and 40 minutes and includes two intermissions. This play features thematic music, thrilling scenes and brief strong language and is recommended for audiences 12 years and older.

What: The Hound of The Baskervilles, Directed by Peter Amster
Where: IRT OneAmerica stage, 140 W. Washington St., Indianapolis
When: Feb. 18 – March 15 (Opening Night is Feb. 20 @ 7:30 p.m.)
Cost: Tickets range from $25-59, based on time and day, Student tickets $20


Performance Dates and Times 

  • Feb. 18 @ 6:30 p.m. (preview night)
  • Feb. 19 @ 7:30 p.m. (preview night)
  • Feb. 20 @ 7:30 p.m. –Opening Night
  • Feb. 21 @ 1 p.m. & 5 p.m.
  • Feb. 22 @ 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
  • Feb. 24 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 25 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 26 @ 2 p.m.
  • Feb. 28 @ 5 p.m. & 9 p.m.
  • March 1 @ 2 p.m.-ASL/A-D Performance
  • March 3 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • March 5 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • March 6 @ 7: 30 p.m.
  • March 7 @ 4 p.m. & 8 p.m.
  • March 8 @ 2 p.m.
  • March 12 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • March 13 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • March 14 @ 4 p.m. & 8 p.m.
  • March 15 @ 2 p.m.

The Hound of the Baskervilles begins Feb. 18 and runs through March 15. Total run time is approximately two hours and 40 minutes and includes two intermissions. This play features thematic music, thrilling scenes and brief strong language and is recommended for audiences 12 years and older.


Special Events

Sunday, March 1 at 2pm | POST-SHOW DISCUSSION
Thursday, March 5 at 7:30pm | POST-SHOW DISCUSSION
Sunday, March 8 at 2pm | POST-SHOW BACKSTAGE TOUR
And for every performance there will also be a prologue, or pre-show discussion, hosted by IRT staff and artists. The prologue will begin 45 minutes before curtain and conclude 20 minutes before curtain.


Cast

Sir Charles Baskerville | MARK GOETZINGER
Barrymore | ROBERT NEAL
Mr. Sherlock Holmes | MARCUS TRUSCHINSKI
Dr. John Watson | MATTHEW BRUMLOW
James Mortimer | RYAN ARTZBERGER
Sir Henry Baskerville | ERIC PARKS
Mrs. Barrymore | CONSTANCE MACY
Mr. Frankland | MARK GOETZINGER
Jack Stapleton | WILL MOBLEY
Beryl Stapleton | CRISTINA PANFILIO
Director | PETER AMSTER
Scenic Designer | KEVIN DEPINET
Costume Designer | TRACY DORMAN
Lighting Designer | THOMAS C. HASE
Associate Lighting Designer | KRISTA BILLINGS
Composer | GREGG COFFIN
Sound Designer | TODD MACK REISCHMAN
 


Founded in 1972, the IRT is the largest and fully professional not-for-profit theatre in the state and has grown into one of the leading regional theatres in the country. The mission of IRT is to produce top-quality, professional theatre and related activities, providing experiences that will engage, surprise, challenge and entertain people throughout their lifetimes, helping us build a vital and vibrant community. 

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