USI’s New Harmony Theatre puts a twist on “The Hound of the Baskervilles”

 

nht-poster_NewsThe University of Southern Indiana’s New Harmony Theatre continues its 2014 season of comedy with The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson. The Hound of the Baskervilles plays July 11-13 and July 18-20, and is directed by Eric Altheide, New Harmony Theatre’s resident associate director and USI assistant professor of theatre. Be prepared for frights and laughter in this madcap romp of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic tale done in a decidedly “non-classic” way by Christopher Behmke, Jonas Cohen and Richard Price.

The 2014 season will draw to a close with the musical comedy The Fantasticks, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. The tale of young love and old wisdom is directed by Elliot Wasserman, producing artistic director and chair of Performing Arts at USI, and runs July 25-27 and August 1-3. Appearing in the longest-running musical in the history of New York theatre are Hal Davis, Jackey Good, Michael Glavan, Jason Pintar, Charles West and James Young, as well as USI student Danielle Scott and Evansville actor Steve Small.

Tickets for both shows are on sale now. All evening performances start at 7:30 p.m. and matinees begin at 2 p.m. Individual adult tickets are $28 for The Hound of the Baskervilles and $35 for The Fantasticks. Discounted tickets are available for students and seniors.

New Harmony Theatre is a professional Equity theatre produced by USI and is the Tri-state’s only professional Equity theatre. Plays are performed in the historic Murphy Auditorium located at 419 Tavern Street in New Harmony, Indiana.

For more information or to make a purchase, visit www.newharmonytheatre.com or call the box office at 812-682-3115 or toll free 877-NHT-SHOW. For updates, follow us on Facebook at New Harmony Theatre.

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