The Game's Afoot at Ivoryton Playhouse | November 1 - 19 Winner! 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Awards – Best Play! A murderously funny thriller set in William Gillette’s
The Game’s Afoot at Ivoryton Playhouse | November 1 – 19
Winner! 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Awards – Best Play!
A murderously funny thriller set in William Gillette’s Connecticut Castle – The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit.
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.
“From the intriguing opening mini play within a play to the surprise last scene a split second before final curtain, The Game’s Afoot gives you everything you love about great live theatre. Billed as a comedy thriller you will find yourself swept along for a wild and funny ride.” – Cleveland Examiner
Join us for an opening night reception following the 8:00pm performance on Friday, November 3rd. Light refreshments will be served.
About the Ivoryton Playhouse
The Ivoryton Playhouse is located in Ivoryton, a beautiful section of historic Essex, on the banks of the Connecticut River. The Playhouse has been an important part of Connecticut’s cultural landscape for over 100 years. It was one of America’s leading summer showplaces, presenting a parade of stars such as Katharine Hepburn, Marlon Brando, Tallulah Bankhead, Betty Grable, Mae West and many, many more.
Over the course of the past 30 years, the Ivoryton Playhouse Foundation has completed a total renovation of the building, including new shingles, a new heating and air-conditioning system, new seats and state-of-the-art theatrical sound and lighting systems. The building is now prepared to face the second century of its life.
Since 2006, under the Artistic Direction of Jacqueline Hubbard, the Foundation began producing a year round season of professional theatre. Today, the theatre produces seven professional shows annually, drawing audiences from New York and New Jersey to Massachusetts. The 280 seat theatre is comfortable and air-conditioned.
Parking – Limited Free Parking on street – visit website for further details
Ivoryton Playhouse | 103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT 06442
Box Office: 860.767.7318
november 1 (Wednesday) - 19 (Sunday)
103 Main Street, Ivoryton, CT 06442