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The Theatre Fellowship of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church Presents THE GAME'S AFOOT

It's Elementary! The Theatre Fellowship of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church is presenting Ken Ludwig's farcical mystery-comedy "The Game's Afoot," winner of the 2012 Edgar Award for Best Mystery Play of 2012. The production, directed by Doug Paulson and produced by Lucy Cabrera, opens on Friday, April 20 (after a April 19 preview) at 7 pm in the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church's Jones Auditorium, 7 W. 55th St., third floor, New York, NY. Performances run through Sunday, April 29.

Described by Broadway World as "murderously funny," The Game's Afoot is set during Christmas 1936 at the Connecticut estate of the real-life William Gillette, an actor-playwright famous for playing Sherlock Holmes on stage in a play on which he collaborated with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. When his theatrical company arrives for the holidays with a notorious critic in tow, the stage is set for murder, and Gillette is only too happy to put on his Holmes cap to solve the case. Director Paulson, who returns after last year's successful FAPC production of "Enchanted April," says playwright Ludwig "has crafted a mystery that begs to be solved by the audience." Paulson serves on the faculty of Playwrights Horizons Theater School at NYU and Vassar's Powerhouse Apprentice Program, and previously starred in FAPC's 2005 production of Arsenic and Old Lace. He is joined by Victoria McNaughton as assistant director/dramaturg. The cast includes Brad Lewis, Janet Luhrs, Theodore Newton, Bobbi Owens, Michael Protacio, Allison Threadgold, Joscelyne Wilmouth and Patricia Yeazell.

Produced by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. The schedule is:

Thursday, 4/19 (Preview), at 7 pm Tuesday, 4/24, at 7 pm

Friday, 4/20 (Opening Night), at 7 pm Wednesday,4/25, at 7 pm

Saturday,4/21 at 7 pm Thursday, 4/26, at 7 pm

Sunday, 4/22 at 2 pm Friday, 4/26, at 7 pm

Saturday, 4/28, at 7 pm

Sunday, 4/29, at 2 pm

Tickets are priced $25 for general admission, $35 for reserved seating, with the April 19 preview priced at $15. Tickets are available at, and can be purchased at the church after Sunday services and at the door starting one hour before performance, if available.

The Theatre Fellowship of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church was organized in 1997 for people in the church and community to pursue their mutual interests and talents in the theatre. Past productions have included The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Skin of Our Teeth (winner of an OOBR award for best Off-Off-Broadway production), the U.S. premiere of Keeping Up Appearances and, most recently, Enchanted April by Matthew Barber. Contact: Matt Roush, Chair of FAPC's Theatre Fellowship, at

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