Cast, crew announced for ‘The Game’s Afoot’ holiday production

Hamilton County Theatre Guild proudly announces the cast and crew for “The Game’s Afoot” or “Holmes for the Holidays.” the first production in The Belfry Theatre’s 2020-21 season.

The holiday whodunit by Ken Ludwig is directed by Eric Matters of Fishers.

Here’s the cast:

  • William Gillette/ Sherlock Holmes - R.C. Thorne, Fishers
  • Felix Geisel/ Moriarty - Mike Sosnowski, Indianapolis
  • Simon Bright/ Count Zerlinksy - Gideon Roark, Yorktown
  • Inspector Harriet Goring - Ann Ellerbrook, Indianapolis
  • Martha Gillette - Jenn Kaufmann, Indianapolis
  • Madge Geisel/ Marian - Laura Givens, Noblesville
  • Aggie Wheeler/ Alice - Lizzie Schultz, Noblesville
  • Daria Chase - Tonya Rave, Indianapolis

Here’s the crew:

  • Director - Eric Matters, Fishers
  • Assistant director - Diane Wilson, Carmel
  • Producer - Ka'Lena Cuevas, Fishers
  • Stage manager - James H. Williams, Fishers
  • Light designer - Brian Coon, Westfield
  • Light operator - Kara Jacobs, Indianapolis
  • Sound designer - Geoff Lynch, Noblesville
  • Sound operator - Zach Buzan, Fortville
  • Set designer - Eric Matters, Fishers
  • Set construction - Ted Jacobs, Indianapolis
  • Scenic design - ML Lich, Indianapolis
  • Costumes - Addie Taylor, Indianapolis

The show’s synopsis: Hailed as " Murderously Funny" by Broadway World, this quirky, clever mystery centers on 1930s Broadway star William Gillette, admired around the world for his leading role as Sherlock Holmes. Gillette invites fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of holiday festivities, but when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the fun in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turns dangerous. Gillette must assume the persona of his beloved Holmes in order to track down the killer. Join us for the non-stop twists, turns, and wild hilarity in this mystery thriller that promises to give you a wonderful holiday gift: everything you love about live theater.

The production runs Nov. 27 and 27, Dec.4-6 and 11-13. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturadys and 2 p.m. Sundays.

Tickets are $17 for adults; $14 for ages 12 and younger and 65 and older.