The Game’s Afoot Cast Provide Mystery and Laughs

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The Game’s Afoot Cast Provide Mystery and Laughs

Ryan McKenzie, Writer

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Picture this: It is 1936, and actor William Gillette, known for his performance as Sherlock Holmes, invites his friends to his home during the holidays, but things take a ghastly turn when someone is murdered. Now it is up to Gillette to find the culprit before another person meets a grizzly fate.

The Game’s Afoot play opened Sept. 21 at 7:00 p.m. It ran Sept. 21 through Sept. 24 at Love Auditorium. It was directed by Stage Management teacher Jeremy Clay.

“The audience reaction I think is what I’m really looking forward to,” Clay said. “I know there will be lots of big laughs, and I think that it is a very good educational opportunity because it is set in a different time period. It’s also got a lot of very different characters, and it allows for the students to kinda stretch their boundaries as actors.”

He believes this play was different than anything that has been done at Bryant High School before because it is a murder mystery, and some characters are based on real people. Senior Michael Fuhrman portrayed William Gillette, an actor in the early twentieth century obsessed with the character he plays, Sherlock Holmes.

“[William Gillette] was kind of a quirky dude,” Fuhrman said. “He had a lot different things he appreciated about himself. He was a little pompous, but in the end, he was just always excited for a mystery and he loved what would happen with people, and he was just really interested in how humans worked in general.”

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