Game’s Afoot Opens This Weekend

P2K Brings Hilarious Murder Mystery to The Cailloux Stage

Special Opening Night Reception hosted by Frost Bank

We’re very excited to be opening a big, funny Murder Mystery in The Cailloux Theater this Friday!  Ken Ludwig’s Award-Winner The Game’s Afoot will be a great way to kick-off your Halloween celebrations.

And speaking of great kick-offs – the Friday, October 24th performance will be preceded by an Opening Night Reception hosted by our friends at Frost Bank.  Anyone with a ticket for that show is welcome to join us at 6:30 in the Cailloux Lobby for wine, cheese and nibbles (created for us by Alex Starovic – yum!) This is in addition to our regular post-show cake-and-soft-drinks chance to meet the cast.

Subtitled “Holmes for the Holidays,” this fast-paced show is based on real-life actor William Gillette (played in this production by R Sheldon (Moon Over BuffaloBoyce) who was world-renowned for his portrayals in films and on-stage of the character Sherlock Holmes.

One night, as our story goes, Gillette is shot at from the balcony of the theater where he is playing Holmes. Later that month, he calls a small group – mostly cast members from that show – to visit him at his “castle” in up-state New York, at least in part to try his hand at a Holmes-like investigation of the shooting.

The cast of The Game’s Afoot also includes P2K veterans John (Romeo and JulietBinion as enthusiastic leading man “Simon Bright,” and Ginny(Joseph…Shaw as the  somewhat eccentric but still effective “Inspector Goring.”

Several of the cast are new to Playhouse 2000, though hardly novices on-stage. Both Allen Rudolph, who plays the overly-dramatic “Felix Geisel,” and Christine Crowley, playing Gillette’s just-off-center mother, “Martha,” have appeared regularly with the Boerne Community Theater. Gale Givens, a point theater alum, will create the character of the spunky ingénue “Aggie Wheeler,” and Michele Ilich-Daubas, a veteran of the Bandera Theater Lovers, portrays the flamboyant “Madge Geisel,” wife of Felix.

One regular P2K volunteer will make her on-stage debut in the demanding role of “Daria Chase,” the chatty, catty, glamorous actress with the quick sense of humor. Michele Vanfossen has taken on many roles in the P2K wings, and has watched her two boys perform, but this will be her first time on any stage.

Performances of The Game’s Afoot are slated for October 24 through November 8, Fridays and Saturdays (except Halloween) at 7:30, with oneTHURSDAY performance on October 30th at 7:30, and one SundayMatinee, November 2nd, at 2:30. The show will be performed in the beautiful Cailloux Theater, 910 Main Street in Kerrville. Tickets are just $20 per person for the Orchestra Seating section. Reservations can be made by calling (830) 896-9393 or visiting www.Playhouse2000.com.

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