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Win tickets to "Hound of the Baskervilles"!

Posted by Robin Abrahams  August 31, 2011 08:51 AM

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Central Square Theater is bringing back last summer's smash hit "The Hound of the Baskervilles," a three-man Sherlock Holmes sendup that plays like a cross between Monty Python and those old Carol Burnett movie parodies. (Holmes: "I am the greatest detective in Europe!" Watson: "In your opinion." Holmes: "No, in Europe!") From the Globe review

 Much of the fun comes from watching these three pros dash nimbly from role to role, ripping off Mallory Frers's appropriate costumes midflight and throwing on a beard or wig. The conceit is that they're members of a small-potatoes traveling theatrical troupe -- a conceit that's enhanced by Carlos Aguilar's deliberately two-dimensional set, complete with rotating panels and flat plywood "boulders." And the script adds a nice layer to the basic story by having the itinerant actors grow increasingly spooked by the uncanny tale they're performing -- and by the sinister events that seem to be taking place both onstage and in the wings. 

The show runs from September 7 to October 2, Wednesday-Sunday. And I have two tickets to give away that can be redeemed for any performance. (Tickets come with validated parking and two free drink vouchers as well.)

To win tickets, leave a limerick, haiku, or clerihew about Sherlock Holmes and/or Dr. Watson in the comments. (Limit 2.) I'll announce the winner at the end of my chat on Wednesday, September 7.  

The contest is afoot!

UPDATE: I've got a post on my personal blog with my thoughts about Sherlock Holmes (and Dr. Watson). If you want to share your musings about the dynamic duo, come on over. 
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