Continuing a four-decade tradition of entertaining audiences
in Virginia's Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.

The Lancaster Players is a volunteer-run non-profit organization dedicated to providing Community Theater with local talent and creating opportunities for adults and children to learn all aspects of theater.


The Game’s Afoot; or Holmes for the Holidays by Ken Ludwig

Winner 2012 Edgar Allan Poe Award from Mystery Writers of America for Best Play


‘Twas a dark and stormy night before Christmas, 1936,
when all through Gillette’s Castle, murder was afoot.

Actor William Gillette, known world-wide for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, is entertaining his fellow cast members for the holidays, when murder strikes. Gillette dons his deerstalker and investigates. Mysterious doings with the body, secret compartments, et al.

Hilarity ensues.

Directed by Mari Bonomi and Bob Walker

Cast members (3 men, 5 women):

William Gillette: middle-aged, striking, Holmesian
Martha Gillette: William’s mother
Felix Giesel: Watsonish cast member – can certainly be middle-aged
Madge Giesel: Felix’s wife
Simon Bright: cast member, youngish
Aggie Wheeler: cast member, hints of the ingenue but too worldly wise.
Daria Chase: theatrical writer, always chasing the gossip
Inspector Goring: female police detective, with all the attitude that position would require in 1936


Evenings: Social Hour 7PM - Curtain 8PM
September 14-15, 21-22, 28, 29
Matinees: Social Hour 2PM - Curtain 3PM
September 16 & 23

Phone: (804) 435-3776 Web: lancasterplayers.org

The Lancaster Players       PO Box 731       White Stone, VA 22578        (804) 435-3776    Email    Get directions Here
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