Do you like a good mystery story? Or a funny performance that will have you on the edge of your seat laughing? If so, come out to the Stage Center Theatre in Downtown Bryan to watch Ken Ludwig’s murderously funny play “The Game’s Afoot.” Performances will take place Thursdays through Saturdays from November 20 to December 16 at 7:30 p.m.

The play takes place in Connecticut on Christmas Eve, in the winter of 1936. The main character is Broadway star William Gillette, who is played by Bryan Pope. Gillette, who portrays the famous Sherlock Holmes on Broadway, hosts a festive weekend for his fellow cast-members at his river side mansion. The high-spirited atmosphere doesn’t last long, however, after one of the party guests is stabbed to death. Gillette then transitions to his stage role as Sherlock Holmes and attempts solve the murder mystery in this comedic production.

This performance is directed by Mandy Mershon and underwritten by Jack C. Marino Sr. The cast includes Bryan Pope as William Gillette, Steve Watkins as Felix Geisel, Daniel Pall as Simon Bright, Kelly Maedo as Madge Geisel, Chandler Cartwright as Aggie Wheeler, Kamie Lloyd as Daria Chase, Jennifer Reiley as Inspector Goring and Renee Sadler as Martha Gillette.

The Game’s Afoot production will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. The theatre lobby opens at 7 p.m. Guests are asked to arrive at least 10 minutes before the curtain is drawn as a courtesy to other patrons. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the box office located at 201-B West 26th Street, Bryan, TX.