Auditions: The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays

Auditions: The Game's Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays


July 15, 2024    
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Coaster Theatre Playhouse
108 North Hemlock Street , Cannon Beach, OR, 97110

Event Type

Ken Ludwig’s
The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays
DATES: Monday, July 15th and Tuesday, July 16th
TIME: 6:30pm
LOCATION: Coaster Theatre Playhouse

PERFORMANCE DATES: September 27-October 26 (12 shows)

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. It is then 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.

WILLIAM GILLETTE: Male (30-60) – Good humored, full of irony and life. A dynamic and charming stage actor (based on a real man). Has made a fortune from his stage adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, whom he also plays. Recently shot in the arm in a bizarre incident, Gillette is determined to bring his Sherlockian skills to bear on solving the case.

MARTHA GILLETTE: Female (65-80) – Gillette’s dotty mother, elegant though a bit foggy, somewhat vague, and dithering Martha never shies away from a fight. Always willing to lob a criticism, when necessary, all the same, Martha is loyal to Gillette and his gang of theatrical misfits.

FELIX GEISEL: Male (30-50) – The company’s character actor who has given his life to the stage, Felix is Gillette’s best friend and occasional sidekick. Married to Madge.

MADGE GEISEL: Female (30-50) – Wry and outspoken (think Rosalind Russell), Madge, like her husband Felix, is a lifelong actor. Is game for anything, but back her into a corner and she will come out swinging.

SIMON BRIGHT: Male (20-40) – The young man of the company, Simon is an enthusiastic man, eager to please and find success. Simon can occasionally be overly sensitive. Recently married to Aggie, they make a charming and wonderful couple.

AGGIE WHEELER: Female (20-40) Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, Aggie is the ingénue of the company. Good-natured and kind, Aggie has had tragedy in her past, though she seems to have dealt with it well, and even moved on. Recently married to Simon, they make a charming and wonderful couple.

INSPECTOR GORING: Female (35 to 70) – English and eccentric, completely one of a kind. Witty and incisive, suddenly lost and dim, she is disarming in her inability to be defined. Always off the mark, and yet never far from the truth, somehow, she always gets her man.

DARIA CHASE: Female (30-60) – Glamorous and gorgeous, Daria is the theatre critic we all love to hate. Biting, snippy, and utterly charming, you can’t help but like Daria, despite the terrible things she says and writes.

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