Minstrel Players to Stage THE GAME'S AFOOT, Begin. 10/25

The Minstrel Players Theatre Company of Northport Village will be staging the Long Island premiere of Ken Ludwig's 2012 Edgar Award Winning play for Best Mystery --- "The Game's Afoot". This play is a follow-up to Ludwig's "Postmortem" which the Minstrels staged a few years earlier. Performances of "The Game's Afoot" will be over two weekends on Saturday, October 25th and November 1st at 8 P.M and 3 P.M. matinee performances on Sunday, October 26th and November 2nd at Houghton Hall - Trinity Episcopal Church, 130 Main Street in scenic Northport Village.

The production is subtitled "Holmes For the Holidays" and is set during the Christmas holiday season. It continues the exploits of the actor/playwright who portrayed Sherlock Holmes more than anyone else --- the incredible William Gillette. "The Game's Afoot" is directed by Minstrel Co-founder, Tara Palen, and features new and previous Minstrels. The cast includes: Karen Mercorella, Tricia Ieronimo, Kevin Kelly, Gabriella Stevens, Linda Randolph, Brian Hartwig, and newcomer Alicia James. Starring in this production as William Gillette is the Minstrel Players own 'Sherlock Holmes' --- Ray Palen. Ray has received acclaim for his Holmes/Gillette portrayals and was most recently seen in the short play, "Checkmate", as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous sleuth. The 'World Class' crew is rounded out with Robert Cashman - Technical Director, Debbie Palen - House Manager, Laura Morella - Assistant Director, Esteban Lopez - Stage Manager, Chris Mitchell and Daniel Schappert - Crew, and Bernard Caprera - Lighting Director. The Minstrel Players are honored to be the first area group to stage this award-winning Sherlock Holmes inspired play!

The Minstrel Players are committed to bringing high quality, affordable theater to the Long Island Region. Tickets are $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for Seniors and Children under 12. For more information please call (631)732-2926 or visit the Minstrel Player's official website at www.minstrelplayers.org.

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