Auditions Announced for THE GAME’S AFOOT at Sunset Players

SSP_logoSunset Players announces auditions for its winter and spring shows: THE GAME’S AFOOT by Ken Ludwig and directed by John Wesseling.

Auditions are: Tuesday, November 7 and Wednesday, November 8, 7:00 pm at The Art Center at Dunham at 1945 Dunham Way, Cincinnati, OH 45238.

Set in December 1936, THE GAME’S AFOOT centers on Broadway star William Gillette, admired for his Sherlock Holmes portrayal, who host a weekend part for his cast members at his Connecticut castle. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It’s up to Gillette who assumes the role of Holmes, to track down the killer. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

Performance dates are February 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, March 1, 2 and 3, 2018. All shows are at 8PM, except Thursday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.

The cast consists of the following five female and three male roles:

  • William Gillette: Male, plays 40s
  • Martha Gillette: Female, plays mid 70s
  • Felix Geisel: Male, plays 30sto 40s
  • Madge Geisel: Female, plays 30s to 40s
  • Simon Bright: Male, plays 25
  • Aggie Wheeler: Female, plays 25
  • Inspector Goring: Female, plays 40s to 50s
  • Daria Chase: Female, plays 30s to 40s

Auditions will involve cold readings from the script.

If you have any questions regarding the auditions, please contact: John Wesseling at

Sunset Players, Inc. is a community theater group located on the west side of Cincinnati. Founded in 1979, the group performs at the Arts Center at Dunham and has produced more than 120 plays. Its mission is to bring a smile, and its plays include comedies, farces, dramatic comedies and musical comedies—as long as there is some “comedy” in the performance somewhere. For more information about the 38thseason, visit our website at or like us on Facebook.


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