The Hound of the Baskervilles
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson
Directed by Matt Pfeiffer
May 28 - June 28, 2015
"If you value your life, keep away from the moor!" This mysterious, unsettling note troubles Henry Baskerville on his journey to the desolate moorlands of Baskerville Hall. A terrifying curse has haunted his family for generations and, as the manor's most recent heir, young Henry could be its next victim. Only Sherlock Holmes can help, or he would... if he weren't a bit of a buffoon! One of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most beloved Holmes mysteries gets a zany makeover when performed by a trio of endearing clowns and klutzes. Cheeky and fast-paced, The Hound of the Baskervilles offers farcical surprises, brilliant theatrical invention, and a new twist on the greatest detective of all time.
Cast & Production Team
Damon Bonetti as Holmes/Ensemble • Daniel Fredrick as Baskerville/Ensemble • Dave Johnson as Watson/Ensemble
Meghan Jones, Production Manager & Set Designer • Julia Poiesz, Costume Designer • Drew Billiau, Lighting Designer • Christopher Colucci, Sound Designer • Dale Roth Nadel, Props Master • Rebecca Smith, Stage Manager • Abby Perlman, Assistant Director
News & Reviews
"A rousing and rambunctious production! The comedy by Steven Canny and John Nicholson, under Matt Pfeiffer's direction – a triumph of comic timing – is laugh-out-loud, eye-moppingly funny." –The Philadelphia Inquirer
"A sheer delight!" –WHYY NewsWorks
"A lesson in comedy... You know that moment when you and your friends start to laugh about something and just can't stop and from that point on everything is hilarious? That's what the zany production of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Hound of the Baskervilles at the Lantern Theater Company is like. If you're in the mood for a laugh...then this is a play worth seeing." –Broad Street Review
"A fast and fun theatrical comedy. Lantern Theater Company's staging, under the ever-skilled direction of Matt Pfeiffer, strikes the right tone, self-aware without being self-indulgent. The key is good casting: three energetic actors [Damon Bonetti, Dave Johnson, Daniel Fredrick] assume all the roles, using fast costume changes (Julia Poiesz) and a joyous recognition of the immediacy of theater to carry the show." –Phindie
"Uproarious on every level." –Beyond My Backyard
Header Photo: Paul L. Nolan, Sally Mercer, and Charles McMahon in Copenhagen (2018); Charlie DelMarcelle, Anthony Lawton, Jered McLenigan, and Brian Anthony Wilson in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (2019); Anthony Lawton and Paul L. Nolan in The Craftsman (2017); and Bi Jean Ngo and Peter DeLaurier in The Tempest (2018). Photos by Mark Garvin.
Lantern Theater Company respectfully acknowledges that it is situated on Lenapehoking, the ancestral and spiritual homeland of the Unami Lenape.