Runway Theatre announces cast and creative team for
Grapevine, TX – Runway Theatre will light up their stage this holiday season with Ken
Ludwig’s holiday comedy, The Game’s Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays). Perennial favorites
and familiar faces pepper both cast and crew of this period piece.
Set in 1936, Broadway star (based on the real actor) William Gillette invites fellow cast members
to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. When one of the guests is stabbed to death,
the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It’s then up to
Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer
before the next victim appears.
Appearing as William Gillette is John Grissom, recent winner of the Best Actor Dooley Award
for Runway Theatre’s 35th season, and former president of the board of trustees. Alongside
Grissom, Barrie Alguire will play Martha Gillette. Jeff McGee and Leigh Moore will play Felix
and Madge Geisel, respectively while Chuck Barlow will bring Simon Bright to life. Shannon
Jones will play Aggie Wheeler. Current board of trustee members and Dooley Award winners
Valerie Armstrong and Emily Moriarty will play Inspector Goring and Daria Chase to round out
a stellar cast.
Byron Holder, yet another familiar face and past member of the board helms the production as its
director, assisted by current board president Linda Fullhart. Laurie Grissom will stage manage
and Abel Casillas will design props. Both have served on the board as well. Ellie Wyatt will
build the set with Branson White designing lighting and Nathan Plybon designing sound. Sarah
Lacy rounds out the production crew as the costume designer.
215 N Dooley St.
Grapevine, TX 76051
The Game’s Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays) opens Friday, November 30th and runs through
Sunday, December 17th at Runway Theatre, located at 215 N. Dooley St, Grapevine, TX 76051.
Tickets range $17-$20 and can be purchased at RunwayTheatre.com. Rated PG-13.
About Runway Theatre:
The End of the Runway Players (ERP), better known as Runway Theatre, was created in 1983
when a small group of individuals with a variety of backgrounds, but a common goal, established
a community theatre in Grapevine, Texas. They mounted their first full season in 1985 and the
next year the ERP became a nonprofit organization, establishing the Runway Theatre in its first
permanent home on Dooley Street. Eleven years later the theatre was destroyed in a tragic fire.
With the community’s support, Runway Theatre rebuilt nearby and have since produced
hundreds of plays and musicals, currently celebrating its 36th season.