And Then There Were None
(Ten LIttle Indians)
by Agatha Christie
Oct 10-26, 2014
Directed by Michael Higdon
[Auditions] Eight guests who have never met each other or their apparently absent host and hostess are lured to a remote English island off the coast of Devon and, along with the two house servants, marooned. A mysterious voice accuses each of having gotten away with murder and then one drops dead - poisoned.
One down and nine to go!
In this superlative mystery comedy, statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel of the house fall to the floor and break, one by one, as those in the house succumb to a diabolical avenger. A nursery rhyme tells how each of the ten "soldiers" met his death ... until there were none.
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!
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