GROVE CITY – Grove City Christian Academy students are preparing to present “The Hound of the Baskervilles.”
This classic work of literature, written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is set for the stage at 7 p.m. March 28 through 30 at the school, 301 N. Madison Ave., Grove City.
Tickets will be sold at the door, and they are $8 for adults, and $5 for all students. There will be a discount for the March 28 performance – all tickets will be $5.
The Sherlock Holmes mystery that features a demonic hound out of an ancient family legend is directed by Ross Kucks, and co-directed by Faith Fedor and Sidney Henriquez, the academy’s producer and headmaster.
The stage adaptation by Tim Kelly brings the novel to life with “brilliantly-scripted characters, exciting action, and plenty of spine-chilling drama.”
The story opens on the haunting English highlands during the late Victorian period, where Sir Charles Baskerville, lord of the wealthy Baskerville Estate, has died suddenly while walking late upon the barren moors.
Lady Agatha, a family friend, has called upon the services of Sherlock Holmes and her former colleague, Doctor Watson, to unravel the mystery, which she suspects was no accident but the result of an ancient family curse involving a giant, demonic hound.
Holmes and Watson are skeptical, and as they race to prevent another murder, they must also decide whether the hound is a beast of flesh and blood, or a supernatural, demonic apparition.