“ShakeCo Radio Theater” will be present Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Hound of the Baskervilles” on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 7:30pm. at MuCCC, the Multi-use Community Cultural Center, 142 Atlantic Avenue, Rochester. “ShakeCo Radio Theater” shows are “Pay What You Will” productions and all proceeds will benefit the MuCCC. For more information, visit www.MuCCC.org.
About the Reading:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had tired of his most famous creation, Sherlock Holmes, and famously killed him off in the short story “The Final Problem”. After several years without new stories, public demand convinced Conan Doyle to write “The Hound of the Baskervilles”, a stand-alone story from the sleuth’s past that was not intended to mark his return from the grave. Wildly popular in its day, “Hound” did, in fact, lead Conan Doyle to bring Holmes back to life and he continued writing Holmes’ adventures for the rest of his life. “Hound of the Baskervilles” is one of the most adapted stories in history, with over a dozen film versions alone, beginning with a serialized German version in 1914/15.
About the production:
Hearkening back to the days before television, “ShakeCo Radio Theater” endeavors to recreate the mood and styles that once dominated the airwaves. Shows range from dramatic readings to more elaborate audio dramas. “The Hound of the Baskervilles” will be presented as an abridged dramatic reading of the original text by Arthur Conan Doyle. Anyone who enjoys old-time radio, audio dramas or audiobooks is encouraged to attend.
About the Company:
ShakeCo: The Shakespeare Company of Greater Rochester is a locally based small-scale production company devoted primarily to the performance of Shakespeare’s works throughout the Greater Rochester area. The Company put on it’s first production, “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark”, in August of 2000 and produced nine shows over the next five years.
For more information and to see an archive of past productions, find us on facebook or visit www.ShakeCo.com.