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William Gillette (left, Donald Sage Mackay) takes on his "Sherlock Holmes" persona when talking to Inspector Goring (Sarah Day)

Photo credit: Roger Mastroianni

Original Cast

The Game's Afoot

Ken Ludwig's The Game's Afoot; or Holmes for the Holidays was first presented by Cleveland Play House at the Allen Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio, opening on December 2, 2011, under Artistic Director Michael Bloom, featuring scenic design by Daniel Conway, lighting design by Thom Weaver, sound design by James C. Swonger, costume design by Linda Roethke, stage management by Shannon Habenicht, and technical direction by Erik Seidel. The director was Aaron Posner.

The cast was as follows:

WILLIAM GILLETTE ...............................Donald Sage Mackay
MARTHA GILLETTE ............................. Patricia Kilgarriff
FELIX GEISEL .......................................Eric Hissom
MADGE GEISEL.....................................Lise Bruneau
SIMON BRIGHT ....................................Rob McClure
AGGIE WHEELER ..................................Mattie Hawkinson
INSPECTOR GORING ............................Sarah Day
DARIA CHASE ......................................Erika Rolfsrud

THE GAME’S AFOOT won the Edgar Allen Poe Award (the “Edgar”), awarded by the Mystery Writers of America, as the Best Mystery Play of 2012.

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