Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jefferson Davis Players will present “The Hound of the Baskervilles” on February 19-23 in the Jefferson Davis Campus Arena Theatre. Curtain will be at 7:30 p.m. on February 19-22 and at 2 p.m. on February 23.
The famous mystery, which is written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, focuses on Sherlock Holmes’s investigation of a monstrous beast terrorizing the moors. Originally adapted for theater by Steven Canny and John Nicholson, the story gets a gloriously daft and hilarious makeover from hit comedy team Peepolykus. They have taken all the familiar elements of the tale, and – through an exhilarating collision of anarchic verbal slapstick, absurd scenarios and wonderfully ridiculous comic performances – have created a sublimely funny adaptation of Doyle’s classic.
Cast members are Sean Brunson as Sherlock Holmes, Stapleton, Mrs. Stapleton, Barrymore, Mrs. Barrymore, Hermit and Yokel 3; Chris Smith as Watson and Yokel 1; and Ian Phillips as Henry Baskerville, Charles Baskerville, Yokel 2, Wise Yokel, Mortimer and Cabbie. The technical staff includes Ryan Pierini, director; Kenny Yocom, scene shop foreman; Ariel McClendon, stage manager; Summerlin LaCour, assistant stage manager; Erika Ritter, costume design; Brock Fuller, light board operator; and Mekaylah Donaldson, sound board operator.
Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for students. The play is recommended for ages 13 and up. Seating is limited, so reservations are suggested. For more information or reservations, call 228.897.3931.