THE GAME’S AFOOT Brings Murder and Laughs to Sunset Players’ Stage

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CINCINNATI, OH – January 31, 2018 —Take part in the game and guess who did it in THE GAME’S AFOOT by Ken Ludwig at Sunset Players in Price Hill’s Arts Center at Dunham.

Set in December 1936, THE GAME’S AFOOT centers on Broadway star William Gillette, who is admired for his Sherlock Holmes portrayal and hosts a weekend party for his fellow cast members at his Connecticut castle. 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.

Directed by John Wesseling, the cast includes:

  • Dennis Murphy as Wiliam Gillette
  • Mary Ann Smith as Martha Gillette
  • Bob Brumberg as Felix Geisel
  • Carrie Mees as Madge Geisel
  • Nicholas Dunker as Simon Bright
  • Erica Brady as Aggie Wheeler
  • Jeri Nakamoura as Inspector Goring
  • Elaine Dunker as Daria Chase

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.  Sign language from Cincinnati State will be offered on February 24.

Tickets are $14 general admission or $12 for seniors, students or groups of 10 or more and can be purchased online at the Sunset Players website ( or at the door. Tickets can also be reserved by calling 513-588-4988.

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 37th season, visit our website at or like us on Facebook.



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