Sherlock on case in theater’s new production

The Tribune staff reports

Jackson County Community Theatre’s first mainstage production of the 2017-18 season will open Oct. 13 at Royal Off-the-Square Theatre, 121 W. Walnut St., Brownstown.

Ken Ludwig’s “Baskerville” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, 14, 20 and 21, and there will be a matinee at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 15.

Ludwig, author of one of JCCT’s shows last season, “Moon Over Buffalo,” transforms Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic, “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” into a murderously funny 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 intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises and deceit, as five actors deftly portray more than 40 characters.

Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can the heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun at JCCT, and see how far from elementary the truth can be.

Tickets are available online at or at Family Drug in Brownstown and Artistic Impressions in Seymour. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

John Hardaway is directing the production. Horace Tucker will portray detective Holmes, and Stephen Jones plays Watson.

The other 40 characters are played by three actors, Kathy Nelson, Job Willman and Jeremy Hendrix.

The set construction team members are Joel McGill, Joe Bradley and Joe Reynolds. Reynolds also will execute the artwork on the set. Kathy Passereni is costumer, and Vickey Oliphant and Stevi Begley will operate lights and sound, respectively.

The backstage crew consists of Lindajo Howard, Destiny Luttrell, Harrison Nicholson, Kayla Jordan, Cassie Herndon and Kat Baute. Dressers are Amber Barnard and Charisma Barnard.

Remaining plays in the JCCT mainstage season are “Babes in Toyland,” Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10; “Almost, Maine,” the dinner theater production at The Pines Evergreen Room, on Feb. 16, 17, 18, 23 and 24; and “All My Sons,” April 27 and 28 and May 4 and 5.

The remaining production of Jackson County Young Artists’ Theatre, JCCT’s youth program, is the mystery spoof “And Then There Was One” Jan. 26, 27 and 28 and Feb. 2 and 3.

Information on auditions and other ways to get involved in JCCT may be found online at

The season is sponsored by a grant from the Indiana Arts Commission. The dinner theater is supported by a grant from the Seymour Oktoberfest committee. A grant from the Community Foundation of Jackson County has provided a digital projector to enhance JCCT’s productions.

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What: Jackson County Community Theatre’s production of Ken Ludwig’s “Baskerville”

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, 14, 20 and 21 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 15

Where: Royal Off-the-Square Theatre, 121 W. Walnut St., Brownstown

Cost: Senior/student $10; adults $12

Tickets: Online at or at Family Drug in Brownstown and Artistic Impressions in Seymour