Screwball Comedy Twentieth Century On Stage from Theatreworks
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The last date listed for Twentieth Century was Sunday February 8, 2009 / 2:00pm.
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Suspense and laughter share the stage in this adaptation of the popular Sherlock Holmes tale, The Hound of the Baskervilles. Two British theater vets bring their witty sensibility to this classic Victorian whodunit about an attempted murder tied to the legend of a fearsome, diabolical hound. The famous detective and his trusty sidekick Dr. Watson travel to the misty, moody moors of England's West Country where the Baskerville family patriarch has died under mysterious and chilling circumstances and his nephew and heir, Sir Henry, may be next. Is it the family curse or is it murder? Holmes is on the case! Learn More
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“A thrilling funhouse ride!” — The New Yorker
By Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur (Based on a play by Charles Bruce Millholland)
Adapted by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Robert Kelley
Broadway ballyhoo meets Hollywood hustle aboard the Twentieth Century Limited, the legendary locomotive that plays streamlined host to this classic screwball comedy from the 1930s. Polished to a deco sparkle by Tony Award-winning farceur Ken Ludwig, it matches an on-the-outs impresario with a mercurial silver screen starlet in a madcap battle of the sexes, hurtling from havoc to hilarity on the disorient express.
About the Ticket Supplier: TheatreWorks
Innovative, fun, and always entertaining, TheatreWorks’ high-energy brand of performance will captivate you! With a national reputation for artistic innovation and integrity, TheatreWorks is now in its 42nd year of presenting outstanding regional theatre on the San Francisco Peninsula and was named Best Repertory Theatre in the Bay Area by prestigious San Francisco magazine. The company offers a year-round season of musicals, comedies and dramas staged in the state-of-the-art Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts and in the graceful, California Mission-style Lucie Stern Theatre complex in Palo Alto.
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