The GSB Players return to the stage this November with a sure-to-sell-out performance of THE GAME'S AFOOT. Directed and costumed by Performing Arts Chair Paul Canada, and produced by GSB alumnus Todd Ross '94, the show offers something for everyone: comedy, mystery, suspense… and, of course, murder.
Published in 2012 by playwright Ken Ludwig, THE GAME'S AFOOT garnered the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Award for best play of the year. The story centers on a fictionalized version of the silent-era American actor William Gillette. During his career, Gillette portrayed Sherlock Holmes on stage in more than 1,000 performances and is credited with influencing subsequent interpretations of the iconic detective. THE GAME'S AFOOT is set in December of 1936 at Gillette's Connecticut mansion, where the actor has invited fellow cast members for some Christmas cheer. When a house guest is murdered, Gillette must once again assume the role of Holmes and solve the dastardly crime before the killer strikes again.
Making his debut as a GSB Player, AJ Witte '19, takes on the role of Gillette. Also new to the GSB Players is Andrew Lutz '20. The only freshman in the production, Lutz was in the ensemble cast of THE BOY FRIEND last spring. Talented veteran performers, last seen in THE BOY FRIEND, comprise the rest of the cast: seniors Kelly Schiesswohl and Kaitlyn Sleyster and juniors Jessica Abowitz, Amity Matthews, Jack Herrlin and Brooke Stephenson.
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