Two seasons ago, ACT Theatre presented Double Indemnity, an adaptation of James M. Cain’s famous murder mystery with a twist. It had been rewritten for the stage by two of Seattle’s favorite actors, David Pichette and R. Hamilton Wright. The noir-ish production won raves in Seattle and more acclaim in San Jose, California, giving Pichette and Wright sufficient reason to continue their adaptive partnership in the mystery genre.
This time it’s elementary as Seattle Repertory Theatre presents the pair’s take on The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic tale of canine-induced mayhem on the moor. Darragh Kennan and Andrew McGinn star as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, respectively, each eager to get to the bottom of the Baskerville curse. Allison Narver directs.
11/15–12/15. Times and prices vary. Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St., Seattle; 206.443.2222; seattlerep.org.