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Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot

Directed by Thomas Neumann

Breathtaking mystery and high hilarity in equal parts, this play tells the story of Broadway Star William Gillette, who 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, who just happens to think he’s Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears.

The danger and laughter are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

“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


Date, times and location

January 28, 29, 30, and February 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, and 13, 2022

Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM

Elgin Art Showcase | 164 Division Street – Eighth Floor | Elgin, IL

Sunday performances will be sign acted for the deaf and hard of hearing.

For all live performances masks are required for all audience members regardless of vaccination status. Proof of vaccination card or 72 hr. negative covid test must be shown to attend.

Selected scenes from ETC’s production of Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot are at the right.

This program is funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot is produced by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.