by William Shakespeare
October 2 - 20, 2013
THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
by Steven Canney & John Nicholson
December 4 - 22, 2013
LEND ME A TENOR
By Ken Ludwig
January 22 - February 9, 2014
HIGGINS IN HARLEM
by Lawrence Thelen
March 5 - 23, 2014
I'D RATHER BE DANCING
stop/time dance theater
April 2 - 13, 2014
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM
COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Shienkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss
June 11 - July 20, 2014
Extended by popular demand
through July 27th!
AboutWhen Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on his estate, with a look of terror still etched on his face, and the paw prints of a gigantic hound beside his body, the great detective Sherlock Holmes is summoned from Baker Street, with Dr. Watson in tow, to unravel the mysteries surrounding his death, and investigate the ancient curse of the Hound of the Baskervilles… 3 male actors play all the characters.
"Only the most pure of purists could fail to be entertained by this very funny and inventive
ArtistsTOM RIDGELY (Director) Playhouse on Park: ART, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED). Tom is a Drama Desk-nominated director, educator and co-founder of Waterwell. For Waterwell he's directed or co-directed GOODBAR, #9, THE|KING|OPERETTA, MARCO MILLIONS (based on lies) and THE PERSIANS, among others. He assisted Daniel Sullivan on AS YOU LIKE IT (Shakespeare in the Park) and Barry Edelstein on TIMON OF ATHENS (Public Theater). In New York he's directed at FringeNYC, Fordham, Ars Nova, 59E59, Symphony Space, Barrow Street, NYU/Tisch, Theatre Row and more. In Connecticut he's directed at Yale and Trinity. Nationally he's presented work at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Philly Fringe, Out of the Loop, Johns Hopkins, James Madison, Indiana, Ohio Northern and Bentley College. With Waterwell, he also directs the Drama Program at the Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS) in Manhattan, providing world-class training to exceptional 6-12th graders absolutely free of charge. Upcoming: HAMLET workshop (The Old Globe).
RICH HOLLMAN* (Sherlock Holmes & Others) Playhouse on Park: THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED), ART. Rich also wrote and performed the score for the Playhouse's 2012 production of METAMORPHOSES. A member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA, Rich earned his equity card playing Florindo in the classic THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS under the direction of former NY Shakespeare Festival director Stuart Vaughan. He is currently on the faculty at New School University and the People's Improv Theater, where he performs weekly with house team, The Baldwins, and musical house team, Dagger. NY Theater: The Cherry Lane, Lucille Lortel, LaMama Etc. TV: Law and Order (principal), Guiding Light (recurring), All My Children (principal), As The World Turns (principal).
BRENNAN CALDWELL (Sir Henry Baskerville & Others) Playhouse on the Park debut! Brennan is a recent graduate of Yale, where his work included AMADEUS (Mozart), SWEENEY TODD (Todd) and HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Hedwig, Jonathan Edwards Arts Prize). NY/Regional: URINETOWN (Theatre Raleigh), EUDAEMONIA (Paradise Factory), A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Variations Theatre Group), ZELDA (reading, NYMF), TRIASSIC PARQ (reading, Flying Squirrel). TV: The Sing-Off. Film: College Musical The Movie. Catch him as Jimmy in the web series, Twenty Five! brennancaldwell.com
SEAN HARRIS (Watson & Others) is performing for the fourth time on the Playhouse on Park stage after performing in the COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) (Sean), ART (Yvan), and THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP (Lady Enid, Nicodemus, etc) and is thrilled to work with Richard Hollman for the 7th time and Tom Ridgely for the 3rd. He is currently the one of the founders and Co-Artistic Directors of Playhouse on Park where he has directed several productions including METAMORPHOSES, OF MICE AND MEN and CABARET. Regional Theatres: Florida Studio Theatre, Shakespeare on the Sound, The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. NYC Theatre: The Actors Studio, Circle in the Square Downtown, Bank Street Theatre, Theatre at Westbeth, Playhouse 22. Sean has his BA in Acting and Directing from DeSales University and an MFA from the New School for Drama/Actors Studio. He has been an acting teacher and director for over ten years and is currently the Director of Theatre at Hall High School in West Hartford, which was selected to represent the United States as part of the American High School Theatre Festival at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland in 2010 and 2013. Love to Tricia.
*Appears through the courtesy of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.