MISHAWAKA—This past weekend, Nov. 4-6, the Theatre Department put on their annual fall play. This year the play was “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery”. The play was directed by Deb Swerman, and Sherlock Holmes was played by Adam Foster.
The play is about Sherlock Holmes’s most famous case, a murder by a hound in the town of Devonshire. The play was inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Hound of Baskervilles.” a classic Sherlock Holmes mystery. The play features a variety of costume swaps so smooth if you blink you might miss them. The play is very humorous, featuring a variety of accents. And lastly, the play keeps you guessing all the way through.
We first see Sherlock Holmes and John Watson approached by Dr. James Mortimer and Sir Henry Baskerville about a murder. After accepting the case, they find out that Sir Henry is being followed by a mysterious character who remains the key mystery for a majority of the play. Holmes sends both Watson and Sir Henry to Devonshire to find out what is going on. They soon find out about an escaped convict that is running free on the moors. After piecing together the mystery of the man and the dog on the moors they find out it was Stapleton’s dog that was attacking people.
Overall, the play was executed to perfection with three actors playing a variety of roles which included constant costume changes. The humor was very enjoyable and kept the audience engaged throughout the whole play.