After greatly anticipating The Hound of the Baskervilles at the Depot Theatre, I have finally seen the show! It was well worth the wait. (Enough to make me want to see it again!)
The show is a parody of the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle story with a cast of three men playing a multitude of characters. Throughout the play you cheer for each man to successfully pull off switching each costume as things get more complicated in the faster climaxing moments.
It’s very interesting to see each man portray such different characters, which includes some hilarious crossdressing and strange love affairs… The audience is to forced to wonder if some of costumes represent different characters or simply characters we already know in disguise!
Break the Wall Down
There are a few hilarious moments throughout the show where the actors break the fourth wall and interact with the audience. One of the funniest moments occurrs when the audience witnesses the actors playing members of an acting troupe that don’t always get along. The last moments of Act I may have been my favorite in the entire play.
Is there someone really after superstitious Kevin, the actor playing Sir Henry, paralleling the danger of his main character in the play within a play? Is it a ghost of the Depot Theatre or just someone playing a prank? Will Watson ever get to eat? Will Holmes ever admit Watson can sometimes be right? And what’s up with the mysterious hound? Watch the play to find out!
See the Show at the Depot Theatre
The Hound of the Baskervilles will be playing at the Depot Thursdays-Mondays until Sunday, July 29th. See it before it’s over!
Tickets are $27. Call the Depot box office at (518) 962-4449 to reserve seats or go online to the website.