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Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery-Hartford, CT - Casting ID # 1560073
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Hartford, CT Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 11-07-17
Audition Date 05-21-18 Submission deadline 05-20-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ludwig transforms Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. When the male heirs of the Baskerville line are being killed off one by one, Holmes and Watson brave the desolate moors to find their ingenious killer. Watch as the intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as a few actors deftly portray more than forty characters.

a few actors deftly portray more than forty

Role # 1 Sherlock Holmes
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The novel's protagonist. Holmes is the famed 221b Baker Street detective with a keen eye, hawked nose, and the trademark hat and pipe.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 2 Dr. Watson
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The novel's other protagonist and narrator. Dr. Watson is the stout sidekick to Holmes and longtime chronicler of the detective's adventures.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 3 Sir Henry Baskervill
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The late Sir Charles's nephew and closet living relative. Sir Henry is hale and hearty, described as "a small, alert, dark-eyed man about thirty years of age, very sturdily built."


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 4 Charles Baskerville
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The head of the Baskerville estate. Sir Charles was a superstitious man, and terrified of the Baskerville curse and his waning health at the time of his death.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 5 Sir Hugo Baskerville
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A debaucherous and shadowy Baskerville ancestor, Sir Hugo is the picture of aristocratic excess, drinking and pursuing pleasures of the flesh until it killed him.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 6 Mortimer
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Family friend and doctor to the Baskervilles. Mortimer is a tall, thin man who dresses sloppily but is an all-around nice guy and the executor of Charles's estate.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 7 Mr. Jack Stapleton
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A thin and bookish-looking entomologist and one-time schoolmaster, Stapleton chases butterflies and reveals his short temper only at key moments.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 8 Miss Stapleton
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Allegedly Stapleton's sister, this dusky Latin beauty turns out to be his wife. Eager to prevent another death but terrified of her husband, she provides enigmatic warnings to Sir Henry and Watson.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 9 Mr. John Barrymore
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The longtime domestic help of the Baskerville clan. Earnest and eager to please, the portly Mrs.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 10 Mrs. Eliza Barrymore
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The longtime domestic help of the Baskerville clan. Earnest and eager to please, the portly Mrs. Barrymore and her gaunt husband figure as a kind of red herring for the detectives, in league with their convict brother but ultimately no more suspicious than Sir Henry.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 11 Laura Lyons
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A local young woman. Laura Lyons is the beautiful brunette daughter of "Frankland the crank," the local litigator who disowned her when she married against his will.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 12 The Convict
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A murderous villain, whose crimes defy description. The convict is nonetheless humanized by his association with the Barrymores.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 13 Mr. Frankland
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Laura's father. Frankland is a man who likes to sue, a sort of comic relief with a chip on his shoulder about every infringement on what he sees as his rights.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 36 to 60