"The Hound of the Baskervilles"
At Central Square Theater
July 22 – August 22

Master sleuth Sherlock Holmes and trusty sidekick Dr. Watson will attempt to unlock the mystery of "The Hound of the Baskervilles" from July 22-August 22 at Central Square Theater in Cambridge. Thomas Derrah of the American Repertory Theater directs.

"The Hound of the Baskervilles" is Steven Canny and John Nicholson's over-the-top spoof of the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novel telling the tale of an attempted murder inspired by the legend of a phantom hound.

Previously a hit in both London and Lenox (Shakespeare & Company), the comedic retelling of the famed detective story features Remo Airaldi, Bill Mootos and Trent Mills taking on sixteen roles (male and female). The fast paced send-up of the Victorian literary genre is liberally sprinkled with gags and pratfalls.

Remo Airaldi (as Sherlock Holmes) has been a member of the American Repertory Theatre Resident Acting Company since 1993, appearing in more than sixty productions, including "Romance," "Endgame," "The Seagull," "The Merchant of Venice," "Tartuffe," "Henry IV," and "Waiting for Godot." He has also performed with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, at Hartford Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, Geffen Playhouse, American Conservatory Theater, Walnut Street Theatre, Prince Music Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Serious Fun Festival, Moscow Art Theatre and The Taipei International Arts Festival.

Bill Mootos (as Dr. Watson) makes his Central Square Theater debut with this production. Bill has worked with a number of Boston area theaters, most recently with Wheelock Family Theatre in "A Tale of Two Cities." He has appeared in countless area productions over the past decade, at the Huntington Theatre Company, The Publick Theatre, Metropolitan Playhouse of NYC, Manhattan Theatre Source, North Shore Music Theatre, the Vineyard Playhouse, Gloucester Stage Company, The Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Foothills Theatre, Boston Theatre Works, SpeakEasy Stage Company, and many others. Bill’s film credits include "The Company Men," "Locked In," "Hard Luck," and "Easy Listening," among others.

Trent Mills (as Sir Henry Baskerville) is a rising senior at the Boston Conservatory of Music as a musical theatre major. Last season, he was seen in Actors’ Shakespeare Project's, "A Midsummer Night's Dream." His Boston Conservatory credits include: "Killer Joe," "Falsettos," "Machinal," "Romeo and Juliet," and "Cloud 9."

Director Thomas Derrah has appeared in one hundred and thirteen productions at American Repertory Theater, and has toured with them through the U.S., Europe, Canada, Israel, Japan and in Taiwan and Moscow. He was seen on Broadway in twenty-seven roles in "Jackie: An American Life," as well as off–Broadway, in regional theaters, including New Repertory Theatre, Boston Theatre Works, and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. His directing credits include the annual children’s theater production "The Island of Anyplace" at the A.R.T. among others.

Central Square Theater is located at 450 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. For information and tickets, stop by the box office, call 866-811-4111 or visit www.centralsquaretheater.org.

-- OnStage Boston



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