The Game's Afoot
(Holmes for the Holidays)
by Ken Ludwig
Nov 28-Dec 14, 2014
Directed by Windie Wilson
Winner! 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Awards – Best Play!
[Auditions] 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
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."
"A well written piece of mainstream theatre that's consistently funny and occasionally touching."
– The Los Angeles Times
– L.A. Weekly