Au­di­tions set for ‘The Game’s Afoot’ at CHT

Record Observer - - Arts & Entertainment -

CHURCH HILL— John Nor­ton will di­rect “The Game’s Afoot, or: Holmes for the Holidays” at Church Hill Theatre; the show is spon­sored by Queen­stown Bank. Per­for­mances will run at 8 p.m. Fri­days and Satur­days at 2 p.m. Sun­days, from Nov. 4 through 20.

Au­di­tions will be held on the Church Hill Theatre stage at 2 p.m. Satur­day, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, and Thurs­day, Aug. 11.

It is Christ­mas Eve, 1936. Wil­liam Gil­lette, an ac­tor fa­mous for his por­trayal of 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. This glit­ter­ing who­dunit has mur­der, in­fi­delity, wit and sur­prises — some­thing for ev­ery­one.

“The Game’s Afoot” re­quires five women and three men, with parts for ac­tors of all ages. In brief, the roles are: Wil­liam Gil­lette, a Broad­way star, age 40 or above, Martha Gil­lette, his mother, 60 or above, Ag­gie Wheeler, a bright young ac­tress, 20 or above, Si­mon Bright, a young ac­tor, 20 or above, Felix Geisel, an ex­pe­ri­enced and ath­letic ac­tor, 40 or above, Madge Giesel, Felix’s sar­cas­tic wife and an ac­tress, 40 or above, Daria Chase, an im­por­tant theater critic, 40 or above, and In­spec­tor Har­riet Gor­ing, a for­mi­da­ble in­tel­li­gence, 40 or above.

Au­di­tions will in­clude cold read­ings from the script. CHT in­vites both ex­pe­ri­enced and new ac­tors to au­di­tion and wel­comes vol­un­teers in­ter­ested in pro­duc­tion and back-stage po­si­tions.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the CHT 2016 Sea­son, con­tact the Church Hill Theatre of­fice at 410-556-6003 or visit www.church­hillthe­atre.org.

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