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Opens Nov. 28 ... small logo

Ken Ludwig's
The Game's Afoot; or Holmes for the Holidays

Nov 28 - Dec 14, 2014
Thursday, Friday, Saturday @ 8:00 pm
Sunday @ 3:00 pm
Tickets:
      Thu, Fri, Sat: $15
      Sun matinee: $13      

NOTE: This production contains occasional loud gunshots.

Directed by Windie Wilson

 

Winner! 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Awards – Best Play!

It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it's up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

"An inspired whodunit…a snappy, clever drawing-room mystery. There are twists in playwright Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot that cause the audience to gasp."
The Cleveland Plain Dealer

"The Game's Afoot is Murderously Funny!"
Broadway World Cleveland

"From the intriguing opening mini play within a play to the surprise last scene a split second before final curtain, The Game's Afoot gives you everything you love about great live theatre. Billed as a comedy thriller, you will find yourself swept along for a wild and funny ride."
Cleveland Examiner

Cast:

  • WILLIAM GILLETTE - Joe Jaynes
  • MARTHA GILLETTE - Bonny Pendleton
  • FELIX GEISEL - David Snow
  • MADGE GEISEL - Sarah Campbell
  • SIMON BRIGHT - Alex Linton
  • AGGIE WHEELER - Laci Faulkner
  • INSPECTOR GORING - Carrie Thompson
  • DARIA CHASE - Robyn Norris

Originally Produced by
Cleveland Play House
Michael Bloom, Artistic Director
Kevin Moore, Managing Director


Next Up ...

Daddy's Dyin': Who's Got the Will?
by Del Shores
Jan 9-25, 2015

Directed by Terry Copeland Pfeiffer

Set in a small Texas town, Daddy's Dyin' concerns the reunion of a family gathered to await the imminent death of their patriarch, who has recently suffered a physically as well as mentally disabling stroke. But it is not the story of the impending demise of the father or of the drafting of his will ... it's a story of a rebirth of the spirit of the family unit.

"It's a fast, delicious, easy tale with funny moments, tense moments, touching moments, and characters you care about."
The Hollywood Reporter

"A masterful comedy."
Variety

"A well written piece of mainstream theatre that's consistently funny and occasionally touching."
The Los Angeles Times

"A knockout."
L.A. Weekly

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
Book & lyrics by Joe DiPietro.
Music by Jimmy Roberts
Feb 13-Mar 1, 2015

 

The second-longest running Off Broadway musical. Nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award as Outstanding Off-Broadway musical in 1997.

This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum know as 'the relationship.' Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set.

This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, 'Say, what are you doing Saturday night?'

"Hilarious! The most entertaining show on or off Broadway!"
Gannett Newspapers

"If this show were a blind date, you'd feel relieved, grateful and pleasantly surprised."
Newsday

"So smartly conceived...catchy tunes and witty lyrics."
Variety

Patron Testimonial

"We absolutely LOVED the show ... it was a delight, perfectly cast, costumed so well that additional sets were not needed, could have been an off Broadway production right here in K-ville. When I was in NYC in Dec., I saw 3 off Broadway shows which made me appreciate TKD even more ... including the venue! When I tell people that TKD is as good as NYC, I know what I am talking about!"
- L. Denton, Knoxville

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