Ken Ludwig's the Game's Afoot
(Or Holmes for the Holidays)
Presented by: Warner Stage Company
Approximate running time: 2 hours
84 Main Street
Torrington CT 06790
Event Notesby Ken Ludwig
Winner! 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Awards – Best Play!
A murderously funny thriller set in William Gillette’s Connecticut Castle – The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit.
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.
“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
Directed by JOE GUTTADAURO
Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.