The Game's Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays (play 2021 with Paul Pedersen)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

The Game's Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays is an American play, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Bruce Kaplan, performed by San Leandro Players at the auditorium of the San Leandro Museum (San Leandro, CA, USA) from 23 october to 21 november 2021, starring Paul Pedersen as William Gillette / Sherlock Holmes.

The play was edited by Samuel French Ltd., and won the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Awards – Best Play!

Acclaimed actor of the 1930s, William Gillette, invites his Sherlock Holmes co-stars to his eccentric Connecticut mansion for a Christmas Eve celebration. When one of the guests is murdered, Gillette employs the persona of the master detective he's made famous on the stage...


Full play


  • William Gillette / Sherlock Holmes : Paul Pedersen
  • Felix Geisel : ?
  • Simon Bright : ?
  • Inspector Harriet Goring : ?
  • Daria Chase : ?
  • Aggie Wheeler : ?
  • Madge Geisel : ?
  • Martha Gillette : ?

Cast was: Rob Mueller, Laura Zimmerman, Kenneth Matis, Maya Rath, Marsha Van Broek, Lisa Wang, Terry Guillory.