Hound of the Baskervilles

Apr 20, 2016 - May 15, 2016

Venue: Main Stage

Adapted from the Novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by R. Hamilton Wright & David Pichette

Starring: William Elsman as Sherlock Holmes, Michael RJ Campbell as Dr. Watson, Aviva Pressman as Beryl, Sean Patrick Nill as Stapleton, Joe Higgins as Sir Charles Baskerville

Directed By: Michael Laun

Running Time: 2 Hours, 20 Minutes, Including Intermission

Parental Guidance: Appropriate for Middle School & Up

Community Partnership: Sacramento SPCA

2:00pm 6:30pm 6:30pm 8:00pm 2:00pm 8:00pm



William Elsman (Sherlock Holmes), Sean Patrick Nill (Stapleton), Aviva Pressman (Beryl), and Michael RJ Campbell (Watson) with FRIENDLY hound Daisy May at the Sacramento SPCA, our Community Partner on The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Preview performances April 20 – 23; Opening night is April 23. Signed performance is May 6.

Legend has it that the Baskerville family has been cursed since Hugo Baskerville offered his soul to the devil and was killed by a spectral hound. The recently-deceased Sir Charles Baskerville believed in the curse and was apparently running from some foe when he died. Intrigued, the crime-solving duo Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate. Expect laughs and suspense as these two old friends return to STC for another adventure in this new adaptation of the classic Victorian whodunit.

Group rates and special student performances available. Please contact Group Sales at 916-446-7501 ext 120 or lawj@sactheatre.org for more information.

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Join us for our free Prologue Series in the Lobby 45 minutes before each regularly scheduled subscription performance and learn more about the play, the authors, and STC’s production in advance of the performance.

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William Elsman as Sherlock Holmes


Dan Fagan as Sir Henry Baskerville, Michael RJ Campbell as Dr. John Watson, Casey McClellan as James Mortimer, & William Elsman as Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock 2

Conor Woods as Ticket Seller, William Elsman as Sherlock Holmes, & Michael RJ Campbell as Dr. John Watson


Aviva Pressman as Beryl Stapleton & Dan Fagan as Sir Henry Baskerville

Sherlock 4

Joe Higgins as Mr. Frankland, Michael RJ Campbell as Dr. John Watson, & Sean Patrick Nill as Jack Stapleton