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