Sure Shot Sherlock

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes is the most famous sleuth the world has known, and the 1902 novel The Hound of the Baskervilles might be his most adapted outing. The gender-swapped play Bitch of the Baskervilles puts the latest twist on the tale on Friday, May 23.

Current Theatrics of Las Vegas and New York has joined forces with Toronto’s Socratic Theatre Collective for this touring production that features Amanda O’Halloran as Miss Sherlock Holmes and Liz Bragg as Dr. Jane Watson. While the duo endeavors to save Lady Henrietta Baskerville from the poltergeist pooch, playwright S.R. Kriger’s meta-fictionally playful script (directed by Ruth Pe Palileo) is sure to keep audiences on their toes.

Current Theatrics/Socratic Theatre Collective’s Bitch of the Baskervilles is at The Trunk Space, 1506 Grand Avenue, through Sunday, May 25. Showtime is 8 p.m., and tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. For more information, visit

Fri., May 23, 8 p.m.; Sat., May 24, 8 p.m.; Sun., May 25, 5 p.m., 2014
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Jose Gonzalez