Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s crime thriller about a mysterious hound that haunts the eerie moors of the Baskerville estate opens next weekend at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. This is the final show of the season.
The classic mystery is one of the best-known of the Sherlock Holmes stories. But here, “The Hound of the Baskervilles” turns into a fast-paced three-man whirlwind of a show in Steven Canny and John Nicholson’s adaptation, directed by Idaho Shakespeare Producing Artistic Director Charlie Fee.
“We love our quick-change shows in Boise,” Fee says. “This is really like ‘The 39 Steps’ meets ‘The Complete Works.’ It was just irresistible.”
Fee assembled his A-team of Lynn Robert Berg, Jeffrey C. Hawkins and Dougfred Miller who play multiple characters.
“The show is crazy funny,” Fee says. “But it’s also good Sherlock Holmes storytelling.”
‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’
Friday, Sept. 8 (preview), Saturday, Sept. 9 (opening), Sunday, Sept. 10 (family night) through Sunday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m. all performances except for 7 p.m. Sundays; Idaho Shakespeare Festival Amphitheater, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. There is no Greenshow with this production.
$20-$45 general, $13 for ages 6 to 17 on family night only; $20 for students with I.D. any night. Box seats and group tickets are also available. IdahoShakespeare.org. and 336-9221.