Monday the 21st, West Allis Players had auditions for their next production, "The Hound of the Baskervilles". Of course I had to go and try out, hoping for Watson. I am a great fan of the Jeremy Brett/Edward Hardwicke Holmes/Watson oveure, and tried to put a dignified reading into Watson, although the script is more of a Rathbone/Bruce style of vehicle. Of course, I always like to read for the parts I haven't a particular hope of getting just for the fun of acting them out in front of people, and took the opportunity to read Holmes as well. I was intrigued that the director seemed to like my reading, but went home without any particular hope for any part at all, since there were people who seemed more favored for Watson and Barrymore, the sinister butler, and however well I read, on the second night there would surely be someone more the proper physical type for Holmes show up. Well--there didn't! I got cast--as SHERLOCK HOLMES! WOO! What fun! Even if the script ISN'T a deathless adaptation of Doyle's novel, there are few roles I'd rather play (Cyrano and Richard III come to mind, but--). Rehersals start next Tuesday, with the show to go on April 8,9, 15, and 16.