AACT Young Performers Bring Sherlock to Life with ‘Holmes & Watson: The Game’s Afoot’




Auburn Area Community Theatre (AACT) Young Performers, ages 13 to 18, are gearing up to bring audiences tales of mystery and enduring friendship with “Holmes & Watson: The Game’s Afoot.” 

This show is directed by AACT Young Performer alum Nick DiJulio, a junior at Auburn University working on his Bachelor of Fine Arts in performance. Though the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center is under renovation, AACT has partnered with Grace United Methodist Church to bring these tales to life. The show must go on.  

When desperate people come to 221B Baker Street in search of aid, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are always there to help. Based on four classic short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, this play is comprised of four different stories, each with its own cast. This quartet of conundrums will put even Holmes’ deductive genius and Watson’s stout heart to the test. 

The remarkable duo must match wits with a dastardly blackmailer, recover a coronet of priceless gems, trace a vanished bride and solve a murder so strange that Watson considers it the most singular of all their cases. Performances will be on March 23, 24 and 25 at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a matinee performance March 25 at 2 p.m. 

All performances will take place at Grace United Methodist Church, 915 E. Glenn Ave. in Auburn. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Call 334-246-1084 or visit www.auburnact.org for ticket purchases and more information. Email info@auburnact.org for group rate information. 


Auburn Area Community Theatre is a nonprofit organization that exists to serve the Auburn/Opelika community. Its purpose is to provide an opportunity for education and participation in the world of theater and present a quality, entertaining and thought-provoking theater experience. AACT is a volunteer organization that depends on the time and energy of many wonderful people from within the community. There is something for everyone.

Please visit www.auburnact.org to find a volunteer interest form or email info@auburnact.org to get involved. Follow AuburnACT on Facebook or keep up with it at www.AuburnACT.org for the latest information on auditions, volunteer opportunities, tickets and more. Be a part of the magic of local theater.


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