The Game’s Afoot Opens at Erie Playhouse

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Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 at 10:45 AM
The Game’s Afoot Opens  at Erie Playhouse by Mary Birdsong
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Friday, Oct. 16

What’s on your wish list? How about a nice, light-hearted murder?

The Erie Playhouse is delivering an early holiday gift with their production of Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot.

Afoot is a classic whodunit set in the 1930s in the Connecticut mansion of William Gillette, an actor known for his portrayal of the lead in a smash Broadway hit, Sherlock Holmes.

Gillette invites his fellow cast members for a festive weekend of holiday cheer at his Connecticut estate, an isolated mansion filled with trick walls, hidden passages, and all the embellishments needed for a parlor-room mystery.

Things go south quickly, of course. After the requisite murder, Gillette must assume the persona of his character, Holmes, to discover the perpetrator. There are plot twists, fast-paced dialogue, inflated theater egos, and much farcical wit.

A mystery all wrapped up in a gauzy Christmas package of hilarity? May be just the way to kick off the season. — Mary Birdsong

Oct. 16 to Nov. 1 // Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 7:30 p.m,; Sunday, 2 p.m. // 13 West 10 St. // 454.2852.

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