Square Theater Opens 2011-2012 Season with
"The Hound of the Baskervilles"
Original Cast and Creative Team
Central Square Theater kicks off its fall
season with its 2010 Summer hit, "The Hound of the Baskervilles."
Steven Canny and John Nicholson’s
laugh-out-loud farce reunites the original cast, including Remo
Airaldi, Trent Mills and Bill Mootos with and
director Thomas Derrah. Performances are set for September
7 – October 2. Central Square Theater is located at 450 Massachusetts
Avenue in Cambridge.
The fast-paced send-up of the classic Sherlock Holmes novella is filled
with a host of physical humor and visual gags that earned it sold out
runs in London and Lenox.
This production of "The Hound of the Baskervilles"
marks the first time a Central Square Theater Leadership Program
production has transitioned from a special, stand-alone event to become
part of the mainstage subscription season at the theater.
Steven Canny has written or adapted such works as "A
Dulditch Angel," "A Shropshire Lad," "Humble Boy,"
"Mnemonic," and "The Virtuous Burglar."
His directing credits include "Slavery: the Making of…,"
"The Fire Raisers," "A Conspiracy at Sevres," "Otherkin,"
"When You Cure Me," "Caesar! Empress of the West,"
"Donation," "Burglar Beware," "A Song for Edmond
Shakespeare" and "Rabbit Punching."
John Nicholson is one third of the award-winning comedy theater trio Peepolykus.
His work with them includes "Let the Donkey Go," "I
am a Coffee," "Horses for Courses," "The Midsummer
Rude Mechanicals," "Goose Nights" and
"Mindbender." Mr. Nicholson has also written for BBC
Radio 4, and has been on attachment as a writer to the National
Theatre in London. With Steven Canny, his 2007 adaptation of
"The Hound of the Baskervilles" broke box office records at
the West Yorkshire Playhouse before transferring to London’s
West End. Their 2008 play, "Spyski!," successfully
toured the UK. Last year, Mr. Nicholson and Mr. Canny co-wrote "Origins"
(about the life of Charles Darwin) for Pentabus
Theatre and "Foot/Mouth" for the National
Remo Airaldi (Sherlock Holmes) has performed in more than sixty productions
at the American Repertory Theatre in such productions as "Cabaret,"
"Romance," "Endgame," "Cardenio," "Donnie
Darko," "The Onion Cellar" 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
Bill Mootos (Dr. Watson) has appeared in countless area productions over
the past decade, from the Huntington Theatre Company
and Publick Theatre to 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, Garage
Theatre Group of NJ and the Barnstormers of
New Hampshire. He has also been seen in the films "The Company
Men," "Locked In," "Hard Luck"and
"Easy Listening," among others.
Trent Mills is a graduate of Boston Conservatory of Music
in musical theatre. In addition to appearing in Actors’
Shakespeare Project's "A Midsummer Night's Dream,"
he has been seen in "Killer Joe," "Falsettos,"
"Machinal," "Romeo and Juliet" and
"Cloud 9 "at the Conservatory.
Director Thomas Derrah has appeared in more than one hundred 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 and 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 ART, among others. His awards and honors include the 1994 Elliot
Norton Award for Sustained Excellence, 2000 and 2004 IRNE
Awards for Best Actor, and the 1997 Los Angeles DramaLogue
For tickets and information, stop by the box office, call 866-811-4111
or visit CentralSquareTheater.org.