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THE MOUSETRAP (McCarter): Christie brought to life

Director Adam Immerwahr and a wonderful cast make this piece that’s been running as long in London as Queen Elizabeth II alive with an energy that belies the play’s age.

Henry Clarke, Matt Zambrano, and Ron Menzel in Philadelphia Theatre Company's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY (Photo credit: Mark Garvin)

BASKERVILLE (PTC): The adventure of the omnipresent detective

Ken Ludwig’s idea of turning a Sherlock Holmes story into a comedy isn’t groundbreaking, which means the execution of the idea needs to be really good to stand out

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BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY (PTC): A wacky spoof on a classic novel

An entertaining spoof of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Victorian classic injects humor and surprises into the well-known mystery.