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The Game's Afoot:  Or Holmes for the Holidays
by Ken Ludwig

Directed by Ron Smith
Assistant Director/Dramaturge:  Emma Reger  
Originally Produced by Cleveland Playhouse. 
Michael Bloom, Artistic Director
Kevin Moore, Managing Director
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
​Featuring Tim Reger, Helen Nafziger, Richard Clem, Lea Hedrick, Myles Lawlor, Deanna Garmer, Lisa Lewis and Michele Reger

Real life actor William Gillette is best remembered for first portraying on stage the famous sleuth Sherlock Holmes in 1899, a role Gillette performed over 1300 times, becoming the “face” associated with the detective. 

In The Game’s Afoot, “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 non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.” (Samuel French, Inc.)

“An inspired whodunit…a snappy, clever drawing-room mystery. There are twists in playwright Ken Ludwig’s The Game's Afoot that cause the audience to gasp.” - The Cleveland Plain Dealer

“A hilarious, quirky and thrilling alternative to your standard holiday entertainment. The Game’s Afoot is the perfect gift for the holidays… a fantastically fun night out at the theatre.” -

Winner of the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award for the Best Mystery Play of 2012.

Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, November 13 at 3:00 PM
Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, November 20 at 3:00 PM

​Tickets are $13 Adults and $11 for Students/Seniors

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 1027, Broadway, Virginia 22815

(540) 740-9119


​Performances will be held at J. Frank Hillyard Middle School
226 Hawks Hill Drive, Broadway, Virginia 22815 

We are now Non-Profit                  All donations are tax deductible

The Schultz Theatre and School of Performing Arts is a non-profit 501(c)(3) community theatre, showcasing the talents of our neighbors ranging from pre-teens to retired. Our goal is to provide an entertainment venue for the community.  By offering theatre, dance, music, entertainment and quality instruction in the performing arts, we hope to enrich the lives of the community we serve while building for the future.