Ken Ludwig’s
BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOMES MYSTERY

Dates: August 30 – September 9

Style:
Comedic Mystery Play
Run Time:
2 Hours and 15 Minutes (Including One Intermission)
Ages: 12 and up

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For the 2023 Season, the First Wednesday Matinee performance will be moved to the First Thursday Matinee.

By Ken Ludwig
based on the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Show Summary

Ken Ludwig’s transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure.

Who killed Sir Charles Baskerville? Is there truth to the legend of a supernatural hound? This certainly sounds like a case for the world’s most famous detective! In this fast-paced comedy mystery, the action moves from the shady streets of London to the haunted moors of Devonshire.

Join Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson as they try to escape a dizzying web of clues, disguises, and deceit as they are supported by three actors who portray more than 40characters in a delightful mix of slapstick and adventure – demanding impossible quick changes, a Downtown Abbey’s worth of British dialects, and athletic physical comedy.

“Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” was originally produced by McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton, NJ
Emily Mann, Artistic Director; Timothy J. Shields, Managing Director
and
Arena Stage, Washington, DC
Molly Smith, Artistic Director; Edgar Dobie, Executive Producer

Jordan Coughtry
'Actor #3'

Jordan is an actor and
musician and is very happily making his Cape Playhouse
debut. NYC: The Less We Talk, Winter Journey, and Murder
in the Cathedral
with Hoi Polloi, Very Very, Be Story Free
with InVerse Theatre. Regional: Two River Theatre, Westport
Country Playhouse, Pioneer Theatre, Williamstown Theatre
Festival, the Shakespeare Theatre Company, the Royal
Shakespeare Company, and Alabama Shakespeare Festival. He’s also spent
9 seasons with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, and 5 with both the
Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre and the Illinois Shakespeare Festival which have
produced several of his song-infused adaptations including Twelfth Night, The
Two Gentlemen from Verona, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
and As You Like
It
. He’s especially loved playing Mozart, Hamlet, Mortimer Mortimer, Feste, the
4th Tempter, Henry V and Jesus. Television: Chicago Med, PD, and a bunch of
commercials. He teaches acting at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
www.jordancoughtry.com, @jordanianrex

David Lee Huynh
'Doctor Watson'

David is so grateful to
make his Cape Playhouse debut! Other Theatre credits
include the Of-Broadway world premiere of Once Upon A
(korean) Time (Ma-Yi Theatre Company)
, The Merchant of
Venice
(Theatre for a New Audience/Shakespeare Theatre
of DC), the Drama Desk-nominated Henry VI (NAATCO),
Mrs. Warren’s Profession (Gingold Theatrical Group)
The Trial of the Catonsville Nine (Transport Group), No-No Boy, Emperor’s
Nightingale
(Pan Asian Rep), Vietgone (Mixed Blood, TheatreSquared),
Twelfth Night (Alley Theatre) TV/Film: “Blue Bloods”, “FBI”, “Solitary”, “Children
of the Dust”, “TEDx Speaker: Asian Enough?” Founding member of The Sống
Collective and a member of the 2023/2024 Project YZ residency of Yangtze
Repertory Theatre of America. MFA: University of Houston Professional Actor Training
Program | www.davidleehuynh.com

Brian Owens
'Actor #1'

Brian is thrilled to be riding
the hurricane of Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery for a
fifth time. Selected credits include “Sesame Street”, the world
premieres of Dog Man: The Musical and Cat Kid Comic
Club: The Musical, Chains, The 39 Steps, Cabaret, Sweeney
Todd, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Matchmaker, Both Your
Houses
, and too many productions of A Midsummer Night’s
Dream
to count. His favorite roles are husband to his wife Nicole and offcial
bellyscratcher of Ms. Starbara Miriam Stanwyck. Proud member of Team BWA. MFA: FSU/Asolo Conservatory. Felt Art: @difcultlemondesigns (IG)

Nisi Sturgis
'Actor #2'

Nisi is thrilled to make her Cape
Playhouse debut. REGIONAL: Sarah Weddington in Roe,
Disgraced
at the Goodman Theatre, Berkeley Rep. and
Seattle Rep. (BATA award), Into the Breeches, Baskerville, In
the Next Room or the vibrator play
(Cleveland Playhouse);
Doubt, Pride and Prejudice, You Can’t Take It With You, Mrs.
Warren’s Profession
(Denver Center); A Doll’s House, Who’s
Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Life of Riley, Pentecost, Much Ado About Nothing,
Pericles
(The Old Globe); A Streetcar Named Desire, Arms and the Man, Our
Town, Trelawny of the Wells
(Shakespeare Theatre NJ); Failure: A Love Story (ISF);
Night of the Iguana (St. Louis Tennessee Williams Festival). She has worked with
several Shakespeare companies across the country, playing roles such as Jaques,
Hermione, Titania, Lady Macbeth, Viola, Imogen, and the Nurse. BROADWAY/
NYC: appeared as The Woman in 39 Steps, Intimate Apparel, The Pretty Trap,
White on White
. T.V./FILM: recurring role of June Thompson for the five seasons
of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” (SAG Award nomination). MFA is from The Old
Globe Theatre. Now an Assistant Professor of Acting at the University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign. UPCOMING: Men of the Polar Star at the Provincetown
Tennessee Williams Festival.

Chris Thorn
'Sherlock Holmes'

Chris Returns to The Cape
Playhouse after playing Elyot in Private Lives in 2022.
Broadway: Death of Salesman (2022), Bernhardt/Hamlet
(Roundabout) Of-Broadway: Greater Clements (Lincoln
Center Theater), Pride and Prejudice (Primary Stages), Twelfth
Night
(Pig Iron), Miss Lilly Gets Boned (Studio 42). Regional:
The Guthrie Theater , Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival,
Barrington Stage, Delaware Theater Company, The Fulton Theatre Company,
Theaterworks Hartford, Boston Playwright’s, CATF, and The Acting Company.
Film/TV: “Evil”, “The Good Fight”, “Madam Secretary”, “Still on the Road”, and “The
Sonnet Project”. Training: MFA University of Idaho, BFA Boston University, and
LAMDA. He is a native of South Berwick, ME.

Ken Ludwig
'Playwright'

Ken Ludwig has had six shows on Broadway, seven in London’s West End, and many of his works have become a standard part of the American repertoire. His 28 plays and musicals have been performed in over 30 countries in more than 20 languages and are produced throughout the United States every night of the year.

Lend Me a Tenor won two Tony Awards and was called “one of the classic comedies of the 20th century by The Washington Post. Crazy For You was on Broadway for five years and won the Tony and Olivier Awards for Best Musical.

In addition, he has won the Edgar Award for Best Mystery of the Year, two Laurence Olivier Awards, two Helen Hayes Awards, and the Edwin Forrest Award for Contributions to the American Theater. His plays have starred, among others, Alec Baldwin, Carol Burnett, Tony Shaloub, Joan Collins and Hal Holbrook.

His stage version of Murder on the Orient Express was written expressly at the request of the Agatha Christie Estate, and his latest play, Dear Jack, Dear Louise, won the 2020 Charles MacArthur Award for Best New Play of the Year and is optioned for Broadway.

His book How To Teach Your Children Shakespeare, published by Penguin Random House, won the Falstaff Award for Best Shakespeare Book of the Year, and his essays are published in the Yale Review.

He is a graduate of Harvard and Cambridge and is a frequent guest speaker for groups as varied as The Oxford-Cambridge Society, The Jane Austen Society of North America, The Folger Shakespeare Library, and The Baker Street Irregulars.

For more information, see his website at www.kenludwig.com.

Brendon Fox
'Director'

Brendon is a director, teacher, producer, two-time NEA
Panelist whose work has been seen from Los Angeles to Prague. Directing credits
include: One Hundred Words for Snow, Connecticut Rep (upcoming); The Winter’s
Tale, Henry Six Part Three, Love’s Labour’s Lost
(Prague Shakespeare Company);
Blithe Spirit, Opus, Alabama Story, Peninsula Players; Love’s Labour’s Lost
(Colorado Shakespeare Festival); Long Day’s Journey into Night, American Stage;
Baskerville (Cleveland Playhouse / Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); Peter and
the Starcatcher, Angels in America – Parts One and Two
(PlayMakers Repertory
Company); Much Ado About Nothing, (Old Globe Theatre); Brendon has worked
at new work incubators such as Gulfcoast Playhouse’s New Play Festival in Florida,
JAW in Portland, New Harmony Project in Indiana, and the Asolo New Play
Festival. His website is www.foxdirector.com.

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Kyu Shin
'Scenic Designer'

Clyde’s (Arden Theatre), Stick Fly (Repertory
Theatre of St. Louis), The Banality of Evil (The Tank, NYC), Machine Learning
Hamlet; or, Text Like Daggers
(The Brick, NYC), The Work of Art in the Age of
Its Technological Reproducibility
(The Brick, NYC), Crazy Bread (Seoul, South
Korea), The Talmud (Target Margin Theatre, NYC), The Niceties (Heritage
Theatre Festival, VA), The Briefy Dead (59E59, NYC), Interview (St. Clement
Theatre, NYC), Half Moon Bay (The New Ohio Theatre, NYC), Comes a Faery
(The New Ohio Theatre, NYC), A cappella (New York Musical Theatre Festival,
NYC) and more. www.kyushindesign.com

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Jennifer Paar
'Costume Designer'

Jennifer has been working in New York and
regionally as a costume designer for over 20 years. She is thrilled to be back at
The Cape Playhouse after designing Sense and Sensibility and The Fantasticks last summer. In New York,
she has worked extensively with the Obie-Award winning Keen Company, having
designed sixteen shows with them including: Year of Magical Thinking, Ordinary
Days, Tick, Tick…Boom, and Alphabetical Order
. Other New York credits include
Othello (New Place Players), Transatlantica (Operating Theater), Futurity, The
Musical
(Joe’s Pub), Every Day Above Ground with SaBooge Theatre (PS 122)
and Thrill Me (York Theatre). Regional credits include On Golden Pond (Bucks
County Playhouse), Glengarry Glen Ross (Asolo Rep), The Tempest, Elizabeth
Rex, Much Ado about Nothing
(Opera House Arts), and Rabbit Hole (Premiere
Stages). Jennifer regularly teaches and designs at Actors Studio Drama School
and Ramapo College in NJ. She is also the Co-Founder of The Costume Studio,
a non-profit organization that provides space and supplies for costume designers
working on non-profit productions in NYC. For more information visit jenniferpaar.com
or thecostumestudionyc.org
.

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Jason Lynch
'Lighting Designer'

Jason is a Chicago-based lighting designer and
makes his Cape Playhouse debut with this production. Of-Broadway: You Are
Here: An Evening with Solea Pfeiffer
(Audible Theatre/Minetta Lane Theatre).
Regional: Alley Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Chicago
Shakespeare Theater, Geva Theatre Center, Goodman Theatre, Long Wharf
Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Seattle
Repertory Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, The Old Globe, among
others. He was the recipient of the 2022 Equity Jef Award for his work on Choir
Boy at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and the 2019 Michael Maggio Emerging
Designer Award, which recognizes emerging theatrical designers within the
Chicago area. Jason is represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA-829 of the
IATSE and The Gersh Agency. www.jasondlynch.com, @jasonlynch.design (IG).

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Victoria (Toy) Deiorio
Sound Designer

Of Broadway: Dracula: A Comedy of
Terrors
(New World Stages); Nine Circles (Sheen Center); A Christmas Carol
(St. Clements); Two Point Oh with Active Theatre(Primary Stages); Arnie the
Doughnut
at the NYMTF (The Pearl); Cassie’s Chimera (Joe’s Pub-The Public);
The Bluest Eye with Steppenwolf (The Duke Theatre); and others. Regional:
Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Goodman, Steppenwolf Theatre, Hartford
Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Cleveland Playhouse, Indiana
Repertory, Milwaukee Repertory, Gulfshore Playhouse, Maltz Jupiter, and many
others. Victoria has won 7 Jef Awards, 2 After Dark Awards, and a SALT Award.
She was the head of Sound Design at DePaul University. For more information
visit www.victoria-sound-design.com.

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Bobbie Zlotnik
Wig Designer

Off-Broadway; Emojiland (Drama Desk
Nom.), Fairycakes, Mornings At Seven, The Book of Merman, Drop Dead Perfect,
Disenchanted, Forbidden Broadway, Bed Bugs!!!
, and many more. National Tours;
On Your Feet, Emojiland, Cocomelon LIVE. PCPA; Pride and Prejudice, Hairspray,
The Two Gentlemen of Verona, My Fairytale, Caroline or Change
. The Lex; The
Little Mermaid, Newsies, Music Man
. Gulfshore Playhouse: Barefoot In The Park,
Steel Magnolias, The 39 Steps
. Park Playhouse; Matilda, Ain’t Misbehavin’.
Penguin Rep: The Virtuous Life of Joseph Andrews, Souvenir. Syracuse Stage:
Tender Rain, Our Town. Tuacahn: Wonderland. Bucks County Playhouse; Evita.
PCLO; Godspell. Hangar Theatre; Kinky Boots. Theatre By The Sea; Love And
Other Fables
. Film/TV; “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, “The Gilded Age”, “A Holiday
Spectacular”,” Halston”, “Getting Curious With Jonathan Van Ness”.

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Thom Jones
Dialect Coach

Brown University: Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies. Education: B.F.A., State University of New York at Purchase, 1987 – 1991 Conservatory of Theatre Arts and Film—Acting Major. Theatre Credits: The Mousetrap (Hartford Stage), Alfred Hitchcock’s 39 Steps (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), Shakespeare in Love (Cleveland Stage), Romeo and Juliet (Dallas Theatre Center), Intimate Apparel (Trinity Rep). Film/TV: Ready Player One (2018), Captain Marvel (2019) and Edge of Darkness (2010)

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Robb Hunter
Fight Director

Robb is excited and honored to be embarking with the amazing team at the Cape Playhouse on this magical journey to the Moors! Robb is a proud member of SDC, AEA and SAG/AFTRA and is one of only twenty artists to have been awarded the title of Fight Master by the Society of American Fight Directors. He has choreographed for many theatres all along the East Coast including The Shakespeare Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Huntington Theatre, Chekhov Theatre Ensemble, Black Spectrum Theatre, Theatre Harlem, The Washington National Opera, Arena Stage, Woolly Mammoth, The Studio Theatre, Signature Theatre, Ford’s Theatre and Olney Theatre to name a few. In his hometown of Washington D.C. he is the combat instructor for The Shakespeare Theatre’s Academy for Classical Acting and is Choreographer in Residence at American University.

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Rachel Kaplow
Production Stage Manager

Broadway: Good Night, Oscar, Birthday Candles, Caroline, or Change. Off-Broadway:
The Courtroom (Waterwell), The Importance of Being Earnest (NY Classical),
Lewiston/Clarkston (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre), Fairview (SoHo Rep.). NYC:
Red Velvet, The Seagull (NYU Grad Acting); Paradise: Lost and Found (Isle of
Shoals). Regional: Anna in the Tropics (Bay Street), American Jade (Bucks County
Playhouse); Tale of Despereaux (The Old Globe), She also spent two seasons at
Hartford Stage and has spent several summers at Berkshire Theatre Group.
Education: B.F.A. University of Michigan.

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Murnane Casting
Casting

Murnane Casting is a boutique casting office in New York City, led by founder Chad Eric Murnane. We specialize in casting theatre, film, and television projects nationwide, with a focus on developing new works with emerging creators. Our mission is to curate exceptional ensembles of artists, champion underrepresented and untapped talent, and facilitate a collaborative and relaxed casting experience. At Murnane Casting, our clients enjoy ongoing support from a team invested in the success of their projects. We believe that every project deserves the best, and we are here to make sure you get it. Learn more at www.murnanecasting.com.

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