The Game's Afoot

The Game's Afoot or Holmes for the  Holidays
By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Ed Healy

New York Premiere!

Fridays and Saturdays, October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 8:00 p.m.
Sundays, October 12, 19 and 26 at 2:00 p.m.

Winner of the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Awards - Best Play!

"The Game's Afoot is murderously funny!" - Broadway World Cleveland

This hilarious play brings murder, mystery, mayhem and madcap adventure to the John Bourne Theater.  William Gillette, a Broadway superstar, famous the world over for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, has invited fellow cast members to his opulent home for a holiday weekend.  But when one of the guests winds up dead, Gillette has to summon every ounce of Sherlock to solve this mystery.

We are proud to present the New York premiere of Ken Ludwig's hilarious play.  Winner of the 2012 Edgar Award for Best Mystery, The Game's Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays will keep you laughing and trying to figure out whodunit until the final blow.

The cast is complete with Heights veterans and newcomers to our stage.  Familiar faces include: Kerry Wolf as the dynamic and charming William Gillette.  Felix Geisel, the company's character actor and Gillette's best friend, is played by David Mackler.  Gillette's dotty mother, Martha Gillette, is played by Sheila Ann MacDougall.  Ariella Toder plays the glamorous theater critic, Daria Chase; and Elizabeth Bonsey Bove hilariously portrays the role of Inspector Harriet Goring.  Newcomers to our stage include Allan Hayhurst as Simon Bright, the enthusiastic male ingenue of the company.  Elizabeth Pietrangelo plays Simon's good-natured and kind wife, Aggie Wheeler.  Felix's wry and outspoken wife, Madge Geisel, is played by Ashleigh McCloskey.

At the helm is Heights Players president Ed Healy.  The action takes place at Gillette's Connecticut mansion, beautifully designed by Gary VanderPutten.  The fabulous props were designed by Jan VanderPutten.  The lavish costumes were designed by Kerry Wolf.  Leo J. Contrino and Peter Lopez designed light and sound for the show, respectively, which will be run by Richard Allen and Andrea Bernardo in the booth.  Corrine Contrino serves as stage manager as well as co-house manager with Ted Thompson.

Performances are October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 8:00 p.m.; and October 12, 19 and 26 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 and $18 for seniors and for those under 18. Reservations can be made by calling (718) 237-2752 or by clicking here (24-hour notice for online reservations, please).