The Game’s Afoot

Oxford, OH — It’s December 1936 and broadway star WIlliam Gillette (played by senior Tyler Boyd), admired by the world for his lead role in the famous play Sherlock Holmes has invited some of his colleges to his Connecticut Castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in the isolated castle full of tricks and mirrors quickly turned dangerous. Now it’s up to Gillette to connect with his famous persona, the beloved Sherlock Holmes to find the killer before another victim appears at his doorstep.

Nerves were high as kids of all ages entered the Performing Arts Center to audition for the Edgar Award winning play “The Game’s Afoot” also known as “Home for the Holidays”. The play was written by Ken Ludwig and was published November 4th, 2012.

“I was looking for a small cast so I can work very intensely with a small number of students, I was looking for a show that was different from last year,” says Director Ryan Steffen, “This one while there are elements of comedy it’s a little bit more dramatic for a murder mystery and I thought it would appeal to more people of all ages teens and adults.”

“She seems to be a mentally unstable women,” says Hallie Boggess, playing the role of Martha. “It’s going to be hard for me to play this role because she’s a older lady and I’m obviously a teenage girl.”

“My favorite part about the Drama Department is definitely the people and atmosphere,” says Ansley Billante, playing the role of Aggie. “I would describe Aggie as twisted, she has a lot of plot twists throughout the play.”

The showings are November 2, 3, and 4. Tickets are $7 and you can buy them from cast members, during lunches, Mr.Steffen, Ms.Stiver and also at Miami Savings Bank behind Kroger in Oxford.