William Gillette, early 50: Good humored, full of irony and life. Gillette was a real actor, a star of the American stage in the early part of the 20thCentury. He wrote the play Sherlock Holmesin collaboration with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and starred in it with enormous success in both New York and London for a total of 1300 performances spread over 30 years. 

Martha Gillette, Early-70s: William’s mother is a somewhat vague and dithering woman; a woman of bygone times when a woman was a woman and a man was a man.

 Aggie Wheeler, early to mid 20s, ingenue of the 1930s stage and movies. She’s bright-eyed, good-natured and full of spunk. 

Simon Bright, early to mid 20s: Ingenue of the 1930s stage and movies. He is sweet and enthusiastic. Innately affectionate, he and Aggie make a wonderful couple.

 Madge Geisel, mid 30s to early 40s: Married to Felix, flamboyant and wry in a Rosalind Russell smart-mouthed-gal-about-town sort of way. At one time was a hopeful ingenue. 

 Felix Geisel, mid 30s to early 40s: Character actor. Lovable, good sense of humor and embraces his place in Broadway society.

Inspector Goring(male or female) undetermined age: Worldly, comes across not too bright, but that’s how he/she gets his/her man.

 Daria Chaseglamorous:  Catty but everyone likes her—or at least admires her—in spite of it. Hedda Hopper type. She has a sense of humor and has invented herself from the ground up. 

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​​The Game’s Afoot, by Ken Ludwig, Auditions June 30 & July 1

Show dates November 8 - 17, 2019

5w, 3 m

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. It is then 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. (PG13)

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