The Game’s Afoot Opens November 9!

Our holiday comedy features a stellar cast from all over western Oklahoma! You’ll have six chances to see, The Game’s Afoot! also known as Holmes for the Holidays, by Ken Ludwig.

 Photo by Keri Staggs

Photo by Keri Staggs

The second show of our 2018-2019 season opens Friday, November 9! Tickets will go on sale for Season Ticket Holders on Monday, November 5, and for the general public, Tuesday, November 6. The cast is hard at work preparing this hilarious production, and the crew is working at preparing a set unlike any you’ve ever seen. The cast of The Game’s Afoot, as pictured above:

Front row from left: 
William Gillette - Sean James;
Martha Gillette - Sharon Hull; and, 
Inspector Goring - Stephanie Malone. 
Back row from left: 
Felix Geisel - Daniel Mildren; 
Aggie Wheeler - Madison Gilbert; 
Madge Geisel - Malynda Blevins; 
Daria Chase - Ashley Underwood; and, 
Simon Bright - Brandt Arganbright. 
Not pictured: 
Broadcaster - Kirsten Bennett.

The Game’s Afoot is directed by Ashby de la Plaine.


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.

The Game’s Afoot is Murderously Funny!” - Broadway World Cleveland

“The play evolves like a mystery thriller, as one tantalizing clue leads to another […] In 1936, at the height of the Great Depression, people flocked to the theater for a few hours of escapism from hard times. Today, in our current recession, here is an antidote and the ideal holiday present - the gift of laughter.” - Cleveland Jewish News

“Ludwig demonstrates the theatrical equivalent of perfect pitch, both in this new work and in his past efforts.” - Cleveland Scene

“A hilarious, quirky and thrilling alternative to your standard holiday entertainment. The Game’s Afoot is the perfect gift for the holidays..a fantastically fun night out at the theatre. - ClueintoCleveland.com

Synopsis and Reviews from https://www.samuelfrench.com.


Founded in 1965, Southwest Playhouse is Clinton’s local community theater. We produce a season of entertaining plays by passionate playwrights from the 20th century and today in our theater. If you are interested in purchasing season tickets please click HERE, and follow the instructions.