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The Hound of the Baskervilles Press Release

July 1, 2015

Join the Hangar Theatre for the hit comedy

The Hound of the Baskervilles


Dan Damingues

Bruce Warren

Steve Pacek




Ithaca, NY – Continuing its Mainstage Season, the Hangar Theatre will present The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson. Directed by Mark Shanahan, who made his Hangar Theatre directing debut with last season’s production of Other Desert Cities, The Hound of the Baskervilles will run from July 16, until July 25, 2014. Join the cast, crew, and Hangar staff on opening night, Friday, July 17 at 8pm at the Hangar Theatre located at 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850 in Cass Park.

This adaption of this classic tale of Sherlock Holmes is a play within a play, as three actors portray all of the classic characters in this comedy for all ages.  Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson must journey to the English country side to investigate the case of the Baskerville family.  An unknown force is killing the male heirs of the Baskervilles family and it is up to Holmes and Watson to discover who or what is responsible. 


Making their return to the Hangar stage, Steve Pacek and Bruce Warren join the cast after their show stopping performance in the hit comedy musical Little Shop of Horrors.  Pacek performed the down on his luck florist Seymour Krelborn who, through some extraordinary events, raises a man eating alien plant bent on taking over the world.  Warren played the hilarious dentist and abusive boyfriend to Audrey Orin Scrivello, DDS.


Take your theatrical experience to the next level. Join us for free programming before and after our Mainstage performances at our post-show Tuesday Talkbacks or at our prologue 45 minutes before each performance.


Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased online at, by phone at (607) 273-ARTS (2787), or in person Hangar Theatre Box Office at the theatre (Mon-Sat between 11am and 6pm) (Wed-Sat between 5pm and 7pm) and one hour before curtain time. The recently renovated theatre is located at 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850.


The Hangar Theatre is committed to making theatre accessible to the entire community though its Pay What You Can (PWYC) program. Patrons may pay what they can afford to see a show July 18 at 3pm and the Saturday noon performances of the KIDDSTUFF series. A limited number of tickets are available for PWYC thanks to the generosity of our Mainstage PWYC sponsor Schlather, Stumbar, Parks & Salk, LLP and our KIDDSTUFF PWYC sponsor Ithaca Bakery.

Hangar Theatre gratefully acknowledges 2015 Partner in Flight sponsorship from CFCU Community Credit Union and Cayuga Radio Group. Associate Sponsorship for The Hound of the Baskervilles is provided by Ciaschi, Dietershagen, Little, Mickelson, & Company, LLP. The Hangar Theatre is dedicated to providing exceptional theatre experiences of high professional quality to enrich, enlighten, educate, and entertain the diverse audience in the Finger Lakes region and beyond. Strong educational and training programs are central parts of our commitment to the local and national artistic communities.  Visit our website at


BRUCE WARREN (Dr. Watson) is pumped to be returning to the Hangar after last summer’s shenanigans as the Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors. Not to brag or anything, but he’s also a team member of the Remarkable Reds, the reigning champs from last year’s Acting Out Charades showdown! An Ithaca College graduate with a BFA in Musical Theatre, Bruce has toured across North America with The Wizard of Oz, Cats(25th Anniversary), and Oklahoma! (First National). Off-Broadway: The Road to Qatar!(Farid/Claudio). Select Regional: Tom Jones (Blifil/Susan), Spamalot (Sir Robin), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (William Barfée), The Producers (Franz Liepkind), Drowsy Chaperone(Aldolpho), Anything Goes (Moonface Martin), Man of La Mancha (Pedro).


Dan Domingues (Sherlock Holmes) returns to The Hound of the Baskervilles after  productions at The Cape Playhouse and Weston Playhouse, both directed by Mark  Shanahan.  He made his big screen debut in March in the Warner Bros. thriller Run All Night with Liam Neeson and Ed Harris and can be seen this September in the indie film In Stereo.  Recent off-Broadway work includes plays at The Public, Cherry Lane Theatre, Atlantic Theater Company, HERE, Joe’s Pub at The Public, Baruch PAC, SoHo Playhouse and LaMaMa Theatre.  His regional work includes productions at Passage Theatre Company, Studio Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Florida Stage, Portland Stage Company, George Street Playhouse, The Repertory Theatre of St.  Louis, Pioneer Theatre Company, American Repertory Theatre, New Jersey Repertory Company, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and New Repertory Theatre.  TV:  Royal Pains, Law and Order, Hope and Faith and As The World Turns.  MFA: ART/MXAT Institute at Harvard. Associate Artist: The Civilians.


Steve Pacek (Actor 3) is happy to be back as the Associate Artistic Director at the Hangar!  Last season, he appeared as Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors and was a Lab Company mentor.  Recent credits include Baker in Into the Woods and Clown 2 in The 39 Steps at Theatre Horizon, Gordo in A New Brain and Raph in Dani Girl at 11th Hour Theatre Company and Mrs. Gorf in Sideways Stories from the Wayside School at Arden Theatre Company.  Barrymore nominations for Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors and Mouse in If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.  Steve is also the Associate Artistic Director at 11th Hour Theatre Company in Philadelphia.  BFA, Ithaca College


Mark Shanahan (Director) returns to The Hangar, having performed as Phileas Fogg in 2014’s Around The World In 80 Days and having directed Other Desert Cities. His production of The Hound Of The Baskervilles has been staged around the country and called “a master class in funny” (The Florida Weekly) and “winning and welcome” (The New York Times). As a director, his work has been seen at The Alley Theatre, The Westport Country Playhouse, Fulton Opera House, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Florida Repertory Theatre, The Cape Playhouse, The Weston Playhouse, George Street Playhouse, Penguin Rep Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Theatre Squared and many more. As an actor, his work has been seen on Broadway in The 39 Steps and Off-Broadway in Tryst, The Shaughraun, Checkers and As Bess In Honey Drown among others. Regionally, he has performed at numerous regional theaters, including the Alley, The Fulton Opera House, Westport Playhouse, Pioneer Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Hartford Theatreworks, Bay Street Theatre, The Denver Center Theatre, Penguin Rep Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre and many more. His play, The Dingdong, a new adaptation of Feydeau’s Le Dindon, was recently workshopped at The Arkansas New Plays Festival in anticipation of its 2016  Off-Broadway World Premiere at The Pearl Theatre in New York City. He is an Edgar Award nominated playwright and the co-author of the screenplay Kill Me All You Want, with Gibson Frazier. Mark is a graduate of Brown University and holds an MA from Fordham University, where he has taught for 14 years. Please visit for more.



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