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The Game's Afoot
by Ken Ludwig

Directed by Traci Olin

Performance dates:
November 4 - 20, 2016

Audition Date:
Monday, September 19, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Theatre Jacksonville
2032 San Marco Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32207

It’s 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’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. Winner of the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Play!

Auditions will be cold readings from the script.

Available Roles:
3 Men
5 Women

William Gillette – M - (35-55) A real life actor who was made famous from playing Sherlock Holmes. Handsome, commanding, full of humor and life.

Martha Gillette – F - (55-75) William Gillette’s mother, also an actress in her day. A vague and dithering woman.

Felix Geisel – M -(35-55) Actor who works with Gillette and married to Madge. Overly dramatic and playful.

Madge Geisel –F - (35-55) Actress who works with Gillette and married to Felix. Wry and flamboyant.

Simon Bright –M - (20-30) Actor who works with Gillette and newlywed of Aggie. Sweet, affectionate, and enthusiastic.

Aggie Wheeler –F - (20-30) Actress who works with Gillette and newlywed of Simon. A product of her age, beautiful, bright-eyed, and full of spunk.

Inspector Goring – F - (35-50) British inspector. Eccentric, one moment she is wry and clever and the next she is in her own world. She gets things wrong without knowing it, but always finds out the truth.

Daria Chase – F -(35-55) A theatre critic. Gorgeous, glamorous, and catty. She has invented herself from the ground up.


People of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to audition for plays and musicals at Theatre Jacksonville.
It is the policy of Theatre Jacksonville that all auditions are open to the public. All interested people, newcomers and stage veterans alike, are welcome. We are also in need of volunteers to assist in other areas of production, including set construction, set artwork, lighting, and backstage technical activities and invite all members of the public to participate in these activities as well.

 

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Theatre Jacksonville programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council,
the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Jacksonville, and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.