AUBURN — Auburn Area Community Theatre (AACT) will present “The Game’s Afoot” — winner of the 2012 Edgar Award for Best Play from The Mystery Writers of America — over the course of two weekends beginning on May 10. The play will mark AACT’s return to the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center following the center’s recent renovation and expansion.
The play tells the story of Broadway star William Gillette, who has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. When one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in the isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It’s up to Gillette himself, who just happens to think he’s Sherlock Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and laughter are nonstop in this glittering whodunit.
Performances will be held on May 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 at 7 p.m., with matinees on May 12 and 19 at 2 p.m.
“The Games Afoot” is a murder mystery comedy. Some content may not be appropriate for children under 13. This production includes two gunshot sound effects and brief simulated lightning effects.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children, students and seniors. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling (334) 246-1084. Email for group rate information.