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Rep Philippines’ THE GAMES AFOOT

First play of the year, and a mystery is brewing!

 

This January, put your detective hat on as Repertory Philippines brings the devilishly funny murder mystery THE GAME’S AFOOT to the Philippine stage. Set in 1936, Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot follows Broadway star William Gillette, who is known for his brilliant portrayal of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. After a show, he invites his castmates to his castle for a weekend of revelry, until one of them turns up dead. Gillette must channel his inner Sherlock and figure out who the killer is before he strikes again!

Repertory Philippines' THE GAMES AFOOT
Repertory Philippines’ THE GAMES AFOOT

Directed by Miguel Faustmann, The Game’s Afoot will be shown starting January 15 and will run until February 7. The play will be led by Pinky Amador, Jeremy Domingo, Hans Eckstein, Natalie Everett, Christine Flores, Paul Holme, Mica Pineda, Jay Valencia Glorioso, and Joy Virata.

For more details, inquiries on ticket or show buying, call Repertory Philippines at 843-3570 or visit the website at repertoryphilippines.ph.

Win two limited invites as we join Repertory Philippines’ in their Press Preview of Ludwig’s THE GAME’S AFOOT on January 15, Friday, 7pm  at Onstage Greenbelt, Makati. All you have to do is share your most favorite Sherlock Holmes story in the comment field below this post, and tell us why you like it the most. Make sure that you provide a valid email address so we can contact you once your answer is selected. 

Only comments posted at The Jellicle Blog site will be qualified for the contest. 

We’ll select the best answer and announce the winner on Wednesday, January 15 at 10pm.  

Game!

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Orly S. Agawin

The author Orly S. Agawin

Orly has been writing for The Jellicle Blog since 2008. He is a training and development consultant by day and an art enthusiast by night. He lives in Parañaque with his mom.

11 Comments

  1. I really like The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Noble Bachelor. One of those Holmes mysteries when we all thought that something really bad happened. It even joked a bit on Holmes’ knowledge on women. It’s almost like the Runaway Bride, but with a bit of a ‘tang’ in it. Probably, one of the most striking events in this story was when they found Doran’s Wedding Dress, Veil and Ring floating in the Lake and Holmes saying, “When the clothes of the victim is seen, the body is near.” But he turned out to be all wrong, when a couple was introduced to the story, the woman being recognized as recently married to Lord St. Simon, yet with another man and is now known as Mrs. Moulton. The idea of, “I could never love again”, because of Mr. Moulton’s fake death, affected Doran so much that she married Lord St. Simon without truly loving him. But the prospect of seeing Moulton again, in the same chapel that Doran and St. Simon were married, made her formulate a cunning “ESCAPE PLAN”.

  2. My favorite Sherlock Holmes story interestingly enough isn’t from Arthur Conan Doyle, but from Neil Gaiman, it’s called A Study in Emerald. I like it because it’s an awesome spin on this detective classic, kinda like this play. It’s especially fun if your a Sherlockian and have read A Study in Scarlet.

  3. I have lot of favorite Sherlock stories, especially since the show “Sherlock” came out. One of my favorites is “A Scandal in Bohemia,” primarily because both Sherlock and Irene Adler are at the center here. I love Sherlock, his crazy personality, and wicked logic to bits; but, I love it even more how he sometimes gets beaten by the wit of Adler. And this story is just one proof of that. In this short story, both Watson and Sherlock disguise themselves to retrieve an important item for the soon-to-be King of Bohemia. What makes this story such a winner is the classic tandem of Watson and Sherlock, and how far they go just to do what they do. Making it even better is how, in the end, Irene Adler outwitted all of them and got away with Sherlock somehow failing in his mission. I do love myself some display of a woman beating, if not at par with, a man at his own game. 🙂

    1. Hi, Camille! Thank you for sharing your favorite Sherlock story. Since Sherlock has had a series of stories, it’s really nice to get to know him when he unveils himself once in a while. 🙂

  4. I always enjoyed the beginnings stories. For SH, it’s the Adventure of the Gloria Scott. He is like on his first case, with a school mate’s dad. This back story has an even further back story. I also enjoyed Adventure of the Retired Colourman which proved you can’t make a fool out of SH. In the Case of Identity, there’s painful truth that SH chose to withhold because his revealing the truth is even more detrimental.

    1. Great choices, Marjorie. Thank you! I think that’s what makes Sherlock Holmes great. He’s somewhat always in the know and you can’t make a fool out of him. I agree with your point on The case of Identity, when Sherlock decided to not just tell the truth. It gives him a deeper level of humanity and reason.

  5. If there is one Sherlock Holmes story that I consider my favorite it would be the “Three Garridebs” simply because it is the only story in the book and the only time according to Dr. John Watson that Sherlock Holmes showed genuine compassion to him. In that story, Watson got shot by the suspect in their case and the reaction of Holmes was priceless. He totally lost his cool and smashed the suspects head with his revolver. After that he made sure that Watson was okay, he threatened the man who shot Watson. That my friends is true friendship right there!

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