Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

by Ken Ludwig (Tony Award)
March 23 to April 22, 2018

Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor) turns Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles on its head and transforms it through theatrical inventiveness into a madcap comedy-adventure.

Sherlock Holmes is on the case. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir.

Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be.

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Performance times are Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm and Sunday at 2:00pm








Russell Clements (Actor #1) is ecstatic to make his SRT debut! He is a graduate of PLNU (Theatre major, History minor). Credits include: Pepper/Robert (Untold – SD Fringe); Oatcake (Much Ado About Nothing); Clown (The 39 Steps – CPH); Houdini (Ragtime in Concert); Lord Aster (Peter and the Star Catcher); Panch (…Spelling Bee); Cogsworth (Beauty and the Beast); Tevye (Fiddler on the Roof – YAT); Derrick (Know More!); Pappy (And Then They Came for Me); Faustus (Tragical History of Dr. Faustus). Russell wishes to thank Charles and the cast for the awesome experience, and his family for their constant support! Phil 4:4






Bob Himlin (Actor #2) returns to SRT after a hiatus, most recently appearing in Two for the Seesaw (2007). Also at SRT: Scapino, Greetings!, Side by Side by Sondheim, How to Succeed in Business… (Bud Frump, Aubrey, SRT Award), and Crimes of the Heart. San Diego credits: King Arthur in Spamalot, Roger DeBris in The Producers (Welk Resort); Earl in All Shook Up (Moonlight); Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, Father in Children of Eden, Emile in South Pacific, Baker in Into the Woods (Baker), Harold Hill in The Music Man, Capt. Von Trapp in The Sound of Music. Love to Cathy.







Michael Lundy  (Doctor Watson) This production is Michael’s debut at SRT! In San Diego, he has appeared as Mickey in The Normal Heart (ion theatre), as Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps (Coronado Playhouse), and in productions at Diversionary Theatre and The San Diego International Fringe Festival. Michael can also be seen around the country talking about Hyundai vehicles at auto shows. Many thanks to Charles, everyone involved with Baskerville, family and friends, and Morty. Enjoy the show!







Robin Thompson  (Sherlock Holmes) Baskerville marks Robin’s first play with Scripps Ranch Theatre after having admired their productions for several years. He has previously been seen as Freddie in Noises Off, Paul Bratter in Barefoot in the Park, and Count Gregor in Fools,  as well as many other roles, at Oceanside’s Star Theatre. Robin also has appeared as Teddy in Arsenic and Old Lace (Welk Resort Theatre), and Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest (The Grand Tea Room in Escondido). Many thanks are due his wife and children for their inspiration and support.







Michelle Marie Trester  (Actress) is happy to return to SRT after performing in Flemming (An American Thriller) last season. San Diego credits: The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (Cygnet); 4000 Miles (ion), Hand to God (u/s – SD Rep); Hackathon (Playwrights Project – The Old Globe); Same Time, Next Year (Oceanside Theatre Company); Noises Off (Welk). Elsewhere: Fight Dreams (Williamstown Theatre Festival); The XYZ Files (Off-Broadway); Little Piece of You (NYC International Fringe Festival); and the title role in Henry VI (The New School for Drama). MFA, The New School for Drama.


Production Staff

Charles Peters  (Director & Scenic Concept) is an award-winning director and actor who has twice toured nationally. In San Diego Charles has worked professionally as a director, actor, sound designer, and consultant, at ion theatre, New Village Arts, Scripps Ranch Theatre, OnStage Playhouse, Coronado Playhouse, Cygnet Theatre, Carlsbad Playreaders, and more. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of SRT and as their OutReach Director. For further information visit

George Moy (Production Manager) is a native of New York City and has been a freelance clarinetist involved in the performing arts for decades. He has performed on three continents and throughout the U.S. in Cameron McIntosh’s production of Oliver! George relocated to San Diego in 2009 where he was the general manager at Diversionary Theatre. Previously at SRT he managed the production of Loves and Hours. He continues to perform as a clarinetist in the San Diego area and sings baritone with InaChord Men’s Ensemble.

Bill Ulbrich (Stage Manager) This is Bill’s second show as stage manager for SRT, having served as SM for The Season of Love. He has experience in both lighting design and stage management. Bill enjoys the process of production in theater. He hopes you enjoy the fun romp ahead of you!

Darcy Harman (Asst. Stage Manager) grew up in the community theaters of El Paso, Texas, and graduated from Mesa College Theatre Company. She is trained in many aspects of theater and worked as a theatrical services technician at SeaWorld for five years. At SRT she performed in 2014’s Out on A Limb and was Assistant Stage Manager and Props Designer for The Season of Love and Outside Mullingar, for which she also took over as Stage Manager for its Oceanside Theatre Company run.

Vanessa Dinning (Dialect Coach) English-born, Vanessa was professionally trained as an actor and voice/dialect specialist in London. UK credits: The Royal National Theatre, Belgrade Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe. San Diego credits: Cygnet Theatre, North Coast Rep Theatre School, Coronado Playhouse, SRT, SD Musical Theatre, Welk Resort Theatre, Moonlight Stage Productions. Dialect credits: Hay Fever, The Vortex, My Fair Lady, When The Rain Stops Falling (Cygnet); My Fair Lady, Shrek, Titanic, The Little Mermaid (Moonlight Stage Productions); The 39 Steps, Sherlock Holmes’ Final Adventure, King Charles III (Coronado Playhouse); Sleuth, Outside Mullingar, Baskerville (SRT); Billy Elliot (SD Musical Theatre).

Jennifer Edwards (Lighting Design) is so pleased to be back with the fantastic SRT family and for Baskerville. Recent lighting designs include: Kiss of the Spider Woman (Welk Resort Theatre); Tarzan, The Musical (Moonlight Amphitheater); Runaway Home (Fountain Theatre); Just Judy (Jackson Hole PAC); El GRANDE Circus de Coca Cola (Skylight and Colony); Broadway and Beyond (Alex Theatre); Step Up (Pasadena Playhouse); The Full Monty (Birch North Park Theatre); Dreamgirls (Lyceum – San Diego); and others. Jennifer also has been a proud AEA Stage Manager since 1994. Love to Marc and Mom!

Sue Givens (Properties Mistress) is very happy to be working with Scripps Ranch Theatre again creating props. She has been stage manager, ASM and props coordinator throughout Southern California with youth theaters as well as regional theaters. She is currently working on an independent feature film, but live theater is her first love.

Steve Murdock (Sound Design) Steve’s previous sound designs for SRT include Loves and Hours, Chapter TwoNot Now DarlingSocial Security, Painting Churches, Crimes of the Heart, Rounding Third, How the Other Half Loves, Almost Maine, Postmortem, Tribute, Absurd Person Singular, and Sunset Park. Steve recently directed productions of Pygmalion, The Dresser, and David Mamet’s November, and most recently appeared in productions of Hope (World Premier), Much Ado About Nothing, Daddy’s Dyin’ (Who’s Got the Will), and is the voice of the sinister Anthony Solerno in the audio series Rex Rivetter, Private Eye.

Bob Shuttleworth (Set Construction) In his third season at SRT, Bob has designed 12 previous productions along with the annual OOAL festivals. The murder and mysteries of Baskerville are a great choice for number 13! Bob holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theater from Southern Oregon University and has worked on productions from New Jersey to South Carolina to Oklahoma to Oregon and even in Okinawa, Japan (while in the Marines), and, of course, here in California. He also works as Theatre Specialist and mentors a Middle School woodworking club for Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad.

Debbie Sullivan (Costume Design) After costuming six productions at SRT from 2010-2013, Debbie is thrilled to come out of retirement to work on Baskerville with Charles Peters and everyone in its fantastic cast. She is a veteran of college and regional theater, as well as high school theater, where she was nominated for a National Youth Arts Award for her costume design. She holds Best of Show, Best of Division, and First Place ribbons for her costumes from the San Diego County Fair. Debbie sends her love to Kurt, Michael, Stephanie, James, and her new granddaughter, Felicity.