From Ken Ludwig, the popular playwright of Moon Over Buffalo and other star-studded plays, comes this play-within-a-play comedy thriller. It is December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, known for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. When one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities quickly turn dangerous. Gillette assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes in an effort to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit.
“The Game’s Afoot” is a pretty thorough,
I could go in any of three directions to recommend that you go see the Jewel Box’s production of “The Game’s Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays).” And I’d be confident on all three counts. First, the play (by Ken Ludwig) is very well constructed, a whodunit that doesn’t give up the who, or the dun, or the it, until the very end of a two-hour running time that seems much shorter. Second, it is very funny, loaded with laugh lines and situations that showcase physical comedy. Third, the JB’s crew — director Linda Jensen, a mostly spot-on cast of eight and the behind-the-scenes folks — overcome the place’s size and logistical limitations and deliver a show that is every bit as suspenseful and funny as you could hope for.
Michael C. Moore, Kitsap Sun
Ticket Information – Please note our ticket policy*
Tickets for the murderously funny whodunit are $16 for adults, $14 seniors/students/military. Tickets may be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 800.838.3006.
* Ticket Policy: The cutoff for ordering tickets is 4:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays of the performance and 11 a.m. for Sunday matinees. Patrons have until 3 hours prior to the start of performances to cancel. Cancellations for tickets purchased through Brown Paper Tickets must be made via Brown Paper Tickets. Sorry, no refunds for no-shows or late arrivals.
Season Pass, Flexi-Pass, and comp ticket holders may reserve a seat by calling the theater at 360.697.3183. Pass holders must bring passes to the theater the night of the show. Flexi-Pass holders who do not have their pass with them will be asked to purchase a ticket at the seniors/students/military rate.
Tickets may be available at the theater on the night/day of the performance, however, seats are not guaranteed. The Jewel Box Theatre accepts Visa or Master Card for ticket purchases at the theater on performance dates if seats are available.
Doors open one hour before the start of each performance. Seating is general admission and begins 30 minutes prior to each show. Please see priority seating policy for season ticket holders and early arrivals. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before show time. Nearby free parking is available.
The Jewel Box Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us at 360-697-3183 if you have special needs regarding handicap or hearing difficulty.