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Auditions this week for Hatrix Theatre’s The Game’s Afoot

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Hatrix Theatre is coming “Holmes For Christmas.”Auditions for The Game's Afoot are this week.
 And even though Christmas is months away, Hatrix is holding auditions this week for their production of Ken Ludwig’s murder mystery/comedy “ The Game’s Afoot: Holmes For the Holidays.”
 Auditions will be 6-8 p.m. in the Save On Foods Community Room, Tuesday, July 19 and Thursday, July 21 from 6-8 p.m.
 The play will take place in the first week of December.

“The play is about  an man named William Gillette, who played  Sherlock Holmes on stage for about 20 years. It takes place in December 1936 in  a mansion in Connecticut,” related director Karolyn Harker.

“ Ken Ludwig, who also wrote Lend Me A Tenor, was a fan of Sherlock Holmes and  and Agatha Christie and plays like  “The Mousetrap,” “Witness for the Prosecution” and “Deathtrap,” so there are references to all of those,” she continued.

“ And William Gillette wrote a play about Sherlock Holmes  in collaboration with Arthur Conan Doyle in the early twentieth century, though Ludwig  changed some things to make a play about it,” she added.


“ It has a lot of great characters and there are enough twists  to keep you guessing, which I like,” she said.
 The eight actors required are a man and woman in their 20s, a man and woman in their 40s, a police woman, likely in her 40s, an elderly lady and William Gillette, who is likely in his late 40s.

“I read it twice and I’m still laughing,” Harker said.
 Auditions are 6-8 p.m. , July 19 and 21 in the north side Save on Foods community room. Auditioners will be asked to read from the  script.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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