decorative image of The-Games-Afoot , PSC to stage Sherlock Holmes comedy spoof, ‘The Game’s Afoot,’ May 17-20 2018-05-17 16:16:35 Published: 05-17-2018

The Pensacola State College Performing Arts Department will present “The Game’s Afoot” May 17-20 in the Ashmore Auditorium, Building 8, on the Pensacola campus.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 17-19, with a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20.

The cast of eight includes Pensacola State theater majors Kathan Brannon, Troy Craig, Sarah Lane, Romela Romero, Austin Rowe and Jessica Wright. Brannon, Lane and Wright are also 2018 recipients of Florida Theatrical Association grants.

Actress Anette Remitera will return to the Ashmore stage after a 10-year hiatus, having last appeared as Lois Lane in the college’s production of “Superman: The Musical.” Regular Pensacola Little Theater attendees will recognize seasoned performer Barbara Jacobs, who rounds out the troupe.

Based on the book by Ken Ludwig, the comedy thriller is a period farce set in 1936. Broadway actor William Gillette, fresh off of his role as Sherlock Holmes, invites fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle to celebrate Christmas. When one of his guests is stabbed to death, Gillette adopts his “Holmes” persona and hilarity ensues.

Winner of the 2012 Edgar Award for best play from the Mystery Writers of America, “The Game’s Afoot” is full of plot twists, witty dialogue and well-timed shenanigans.

Tickets are $11, adults; $9, seniors, non-PSC students and children; $7, PSC Seniors Club, PSC faculty and staff; and free for PSC students with current ID. Purchase tickets online at or at the Lyceum Box Office, Building 8, Room 861, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For reservations or more information, call the Lyceum Box Office at 850-484-1847.