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The Game's Afoot

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Production Poster

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. Then 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.

Samuel French, Inc

Cast of Characters

  • William Gillette - Jax Fane
  • Martha Gillette - Emily Sheaffer
  • Felix Geisel - Tanner Dornacher
  • Madge Geisel - Kelsey Heslop
  • Simon Bright - Joel Megill
  • Aggie Wheeler - Kierstyn Summers
  • Inspector Goring - Donal Wolber
  • Daria Chase - Melissa Goken


  • Director - Monique Elmendorf
  • Scenic Director - Chuck Price
  • Tech Director - Ian Wankerl
  • Costumes - Monique Elmendorf
  • Lights - Alice Miller
  • Audio - Kevin Miller
  • Backstage Assistant - D' Angelo Abell
  • Props Assistant - D' Angelo Abell

Thank You

  • Jenny Bumba - SVCC
  • Eric Epps - SVCC
  • Jon Mandrell - SVCC
  • Chris Piling - SVCC
  • Randy Welp - SVCC
  • Tim Schlegel - Centennial Auditorium
  • Kaitlin Hayley
  • Anna Kurtz Kuk


Audition Times

  • Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 5:05 PM

Callback Times

  • Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 5:05 PM


Friday, December 2, 2016
7:00 PM
Jerry Mathis Theater
Saturday, December 3, 2016
7:00 PM
Jerry Mathis Theater
Sunday, December 4, 2016
2:00 PM
Jerry Mathis Theater


To reserve tickets, please email


Sauk Valley Theatre Alliance is a cooperative agreement among Sauk Valley Community College, Woodlawn Arts Academy, and Sterling Public Schools (Centennial Auditorium).

  • Woodlawn Arts Academy Theatre
  • Sterling High School Theatre