In Ken Ludwig’s THE GAMES AFOOT (HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS) it is December 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It is then up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.
Following the NSW Government’s directive in March this year that all non-essential gatherings of 100 people were banned, Arts Theatre Cronulla (ATC) was unable to proceed with the remaining planned performances of ‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’ and the theatre was literally plunged into darkness, with the set being mothballed.
Theatre management is now very excited to be able to reprise the show for a limited number of performances from 13-28 November. There will be ten shows in total, including two Sunday matinees.
BAREBOARDS began as an initiative to provide members with additional acting opportunities, to view interesting work, get involved in smaller productions as techies, stage managers and to present their own works as writers and directors.
This year the program is titled PLAYTIME and the show features 6 original, short plays written, directed & performed by Arts Theatre Cronulla members.
Each play is under 30 minutes in length.
The evening is divided into 2 Acts. Each Act is approximately 60 minutes in length. There is a 20 minute interval where refreshments will be available. A supper will be provided at the end of the evening.
This is sharply observed dark comedy about people maintaining their false façades. It is a a stunning script by Jon Robin Baitz containing an unexpected outcome.
The whole family is visiting at the wealthy Wyeth’s family home, located in Palm Springs California on Christmas Eve 2004. Daughter Brooke has just written a politically and emotionally dangerous memoir about her life, her parents and the tragic loss of her older brother. Her memoir sends shockwaves through the family.