The Game's Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays

by Ken Ludwig

directed by Glenn R. Couture

December 5,6 11,12,13 19,20,21 27,28 31 January 2,3,4 9,10 2015

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 farcical whodunit set during the Christmas holidays. The Game's Afoot was named Best Play at the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Awards.



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Cast List

Gillette Charles Schoenfeld


Martha Mary Wilson


Madge MJ Hartel


Felix Frank Arcaro


Aggie Reesa Roccapriore


Simon James Hipp


Inspector Janice Connor


Daria Robyn Maitland



Production Staff

Director Glenn R. Couture

Stage Manager Kristi Petersen-Schoonover

Costume Design Susan Aziz

Lighting Design Richard Pettibone, Scott Wyshynski

Running Crew Michele Ingram

Set Design Richard Pettibone, Scott Wyshynski, Glenn R. Couture

Builders Richard Pettibone, Scott Wyshynski, Malcolm Fano, Glenn R. Couture, Frank Russo, John Bolster, Sonnie Osborne

Sound Design Nathan Schoonover, Tom Libonate

House Managers Mary Kimball, Kathy Bolster, Christine Daley, Jill Pace

Publicist Tom Libonate

Production Photography Ghostlight Photography

Web Site

Producers Richard Pettibone, Glenn R. Couture


Special Thanks

Norwalk High School, Dionne Miller Couture, Susan Pettibone, Beth Plotkin, FM97.3 WZBG Backstage with Johnny O


Set Design




Production Reviews

"The Game's Afoot" at TheatreWorks New Milford

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