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SOAP presents…..The GAME’S AFOOT
November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
by Ken Ludwig
directed by Ted Osborne
(at Frank Venables Theatre in Oliver)
Thursday November 2 – 7:30 pm
Friday November 3 – 7:30 pm
Saturday November 4 – 2:00 pm matinee
Saturday November 4 – 7:30 pm
This play was named the “Best Mystery Play of 2012” by The Mystery Writers of America. “The Game’s Afoot (or Holmes for The Holidays) is a fast-paced ensemble piece filled with great roles, and keeps everyone guessing ‘who done it?’ right up the very end of the show,” says the veteran SOAP director. (SOAP Theatre patrons will likely remember the non-stop laughter when SOAP presented Moon Over Buffalo in 2006 and Lend Me A Tenor in 2014, both also by Ludwig.)
It’s 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.