Saturday, September 16 - 12:00 PM
Chautauqua Picnic Shelter
$20.00 ($17.00 Concert Member), $18.00 Colorado Mountain Club Member & $15.00 Children under 10
The world’s greatest detective was not who people think he was. In fact he was not a he at all. Ms. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Joanna Watson must solve the mystery of a generations’ old curse that dooms each male in the Baskerville family to be hunted by a demon dog. Can Holmes and Watson discover the truth before the Hound claims the life of the final heir to the Baskerville name?
Audience and actors meet at the Chautauqua Picnic Shelter and take a moderate hike on the Enchanted Mesa Trail while scenes from the play are performed along the way. Approximate length of the hike is two miles with an elevation gain of 400 feet.
Audience members are encouraged to bring camping chairs and/or blankets and mats to sit on while watching the scenes. Water, sunscreen and hats are suggested and comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing are strongly encouraged. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be held under the Picnic Shelter.
Buy early! Each hike is capped at low numbers and tends to sell out in advance. Recommended for ages six (6) and older.
About the Playwright:
Lauren LaCasse has long been a fan of Sherlock Holmes having relished her way through all 56 short stories and four novels. It has long been a desire of hers to work on an adaptation of one of these classic adventures. “The Hound of the Baskervilles” will be her third production with Arts in the Open, her first, however, as playwright. Lauren graduated from the University of Denver where her first full-length play, “Dead Marshes,” was featured as part of a Staged Reading series alongside the works of award-winning writers. She works often with the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.