FDA blends mystery, comedy in "Baskerville"

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's creation is coming to life for the second weekend in the Fairbanks Drama Association's production of "Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery."
Ken Ludwig's stage adaptation of Doyle's "The Hound of the Baskervilles" is a mystery wrapped in a comedy with cast members playing multiple roles.
The only actors with only one part are Doctor Watson, and Holmes, himself - or, in this case, herself.
Holmes is played by F-D-A veteran Natalie Neubauer, and Doctor Watson is played by Nick Nappo.
The remaining three cast members have the task of portraying 26 other characters.
Director, Heath Robertson, told us about the collaboration between team members that will transport audiences to 2-21-B Baker Street.
Heath Robertson; Director, "Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery">>: "We're doing a play on Sherlock Holmes, and there's a bunch of characters playing a bunch of people, and there's mystery and there's intrigue, and there's really cool lights, and there's awesome sounds, and there's a huge big collaborative team working on this one little performance art that is going to happen. And in my mind it is going to be mind blowing, but even if it's not, it was a fun experience."
With this evening's performance already sold out and only a handful of tickets available for Saturday's show, audience goers are proving that "Baskerville" seems to, indeed, be mind blowing. The production will run this weekend and the next at the Hap Ryder Riverfront Theater. For information on times and ticket prices, call 456-7529.