Marion Art Center seeks actors for Sherlock Holmes play

May 26, 2023

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MARION — The Marion Art Center will hold open auditions on Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Sunday, June 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. for the August production of “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery,” written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Kate Fishman.

Eight performance dates are scheduled August 4 through August 20.

The Marion Art Center Theater is looking for five actors to take on nearly 40 roles in Ken Ludwig’s “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery.”

Ludwig’s send up of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mystery, The Hound of the Baskervilles, turns it into a theatrical adventure of humor and horror. Roles will include Sherlock Holmes, Watson, and several others both male and female. All roles are gender fluid. The action is fast paced, as are costume changes, and strong comedic reflexes are encouraged. 

Auditions will be cold readings from the script. Email director Kate Fishman with questions or for an advance copy of the sides at

Typically, rehearsals are held three times a week and are scheduled with the actors’ conflicts considered. Actors must be available for the entire tech week, July 30 through August 2, and for all performance dates August 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20.

This production will also need at least two stage techs for fast scene changes, as well as set builders and a stage manager.

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Event Date: 

Saturday, June 10, 2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Event Location: 

Marion Art Center, 80 Pleasant Street, Marion

Contact Name: 

Kate Fishman

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