Auditions: The Game’s Afoot
Wells Community Theater presents Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot as our annual murder mystery dinner theater! Auditions for this show will take place January 4 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., and January 5 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., at the Arts, Commerce & Visitors Centre. No acting experience necessary to audition.
(Ages are a guideline only)
William Gillette: Male, 36-45
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.
Felix Geisel: Male, 40-45
The company’s character actor, Felix is histrionic and arch. A true theatrical that has given his life to the stage, Felix is Gillette’s best friend and occasional sidekick. Married to Madge.
Simon Bright: Male, 23-27
An enthusiastic young man, eager to please and find success. A bit naive, Simon can occasionally be overly sensitive. Recently married to Aggie.
Inspector Harriet Goring: Female, 40-59
English and eccentric, completely one of a kind. By turns, 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.
Martha Gillette: Female, 70-79
Gillette’s dotty mother, elegant though a bit foggy, 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.
Madge Geisel: Female, 40-45
Wry and outspoken, Madge, like her husband Felix, is a lifelong theatrical. Is game for anything, but back her into a corner and she will come out swinging.
Aggie Wheeler: Female, 23-27
Daria Chase: Female, 34-47
About the show:
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.
Performances will be March 1 & 2 at 6:30 p.m., and March 3 at 4:00 p.m.