Town Theatre Presents The Game’s Afoot
The Games’s Afoot runs March 2-18 with 8 PM shows Thursday through Saturdays and 3 PM shows on Sundays. Tickets are available at towntheatre.com or via 803-799-2510 beginning Feb. 23.
It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play 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. The danger and hilarity are nonstop in this glittering whodunit.
Starring in Town’s presentation of this mystery thriller is Chip Collins (Million Dollar Quartet) as William Gillette. Karen Herschell (My Fair Lady) portrays his elegant, though a bit foggy mother Martha. Clayton King (The Addams Family) takes on the role of Felix Geisel, the theatre company’s character actor with Sarah Strobolakos (You Can’t Take It With You) as his wry and outspoken wife, Madge. Town newcomer Kira Nessel, appears as Aggie Wheeler alongside William Ellis (The Little Mermaid) who plays her newlywed husband Simon Bright. Writing her way into the story line is Zsuzsa Manna (You Can’t Take It With You) as Daria Chase, celebrity columnist, with Allison Allgood (Les Misérables) as Inspector Goring. By turns, witty and incisive, then suddenly lost and dim, Goring is disarming in her inability to be defined. Always off the mark, and yet never far from the truth, somehow she always gets her man… Or woman.
The show is directed by Milena Herring with assistance from Jeffery Schwalk, stage management from Brandi Byers, costumes by Jillian Carey and technical design by Danny Harrington.
WHODUNIT? DESSERTS ~Saturdays, March 3 and 10
It’s no mystery that we love to host dessert nights at Town. Our next show gives us the perfect opportunity to get in on the GAME! Get your tickets to the show on Saturday, March 3 OR Saturday, March 10 and we’ll add some mouth-watering munchies to this evening of mystery! Sounds dubious, doesn’t it? Not at all! All you have to do is go out to eat ~ and then bring us the receipt. No deception here ~ your dinner receipt in exchange for dessert which will be provided on the patio before the show. Dessert will be served from 7:15 PM to 7:45 PM (and not a second before!).
So, on Saturday, March 3 and/or 10, go #DineAroundTown, bring us the bill and enjoy dessert on the patio! Receipts must be dated March 3 or 10 with a time stamp of 4 PM or later. Don’t worry ~ if you run out of time to grab dinner, we’ll still serve you dessert. Your choice of one for $3 Water, soft drinks, beer and wine will also be available for purchase. Homemade desserts selections may include death by chocolate, lethal lemon, coconut crime, coffin cookies and/or “I spy” pie. Come join us to see which desserts make the cut…
The Game’s Afoot is generously sponsored by NBSC.