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Ken Ludwig's Baskerville Opens Friday, March 8

Ken Ludwig's Baskerville opens Friday, March 8, with additional performances March 9, 10, 15, and 16.

In this fast paced, comedy thriller, author Ken Ludwig transforms Arthur Conan Doyle's classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being killed one by one. To find their killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Their relentless investigators must navigate a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as three actors portray nearly 40 characters.

Mr. Sherlock Holmes is portrayed by Clay Ramsey with Antonius Watkins as Dr. John Watson. The remaining characters, nearly 40 in all are played by Krysta Koenigsknecht, Rory Miller and Jonathan Showerman.

Portland Civic Players is excited once again to be collaborating with local organizations for this production. $5 from each ticket sold will be split between the Portland Community Fund and Ionia County Relay for Life. In addition to enjoying a great show, you will be supporting three wonderful local organizations!

The play is directed by Dr. Roger Miller, with Shelley Perry as assistant director. Tickets may be purchased online at, or by calling the theater at (517) 647-4041. All seats are $15, with $5 from each ticket being split between the Portland Community Fund and Ionia County Relay for Life. Performance dates are March 8, 9, 15, and 16 at 7:30pm and March 10 at 3:00pm at the Portland Community Theater, located at 231 Maple Street, Portland.

Picture: Cast and Crew of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville

Back Row L-R: Kelly Sandborn, Shelley Perry, Krysta Koenigsknecht, Roger Miller, Jonathan Showerman.

Front Row L-R: Denise Showerman, Tiffany Barron, Pam Robinson, Clay Ramsey, Antonius Watkins, Rory Miller, Lydia Wilson, Adam Foote, Garrett Ramsey.

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