CTP to present “The Game’s Afoot”

Cast members pictured are, from left: seated, Amy Baschnagel, Maria Newton, Liz Zambruski, Joe Stitman; back, Gary Weiss, Diana Hartman, Mace Porac, Larry Lubin. Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen

As the curtain falls on Act I, the audience for the fall production of Ken Ludwig's "The Game's Afoot" will be puzzling over the classic murder mystery question: "Who done it?"

But fear not, Watson! By the conclusion of the play, all will be made clear.

"We have put on some terrific plays over the years, but this is truly one of my favorites," said Community Theatre Players' Jennifer Bett, who is directing this year's production. "Ken Ludwig is a tremendous writer and 'The Game's Afoot' is a wonderful combination of comedy, romance, suspense and just good fun."

CTP president Patrick Abramowich, said, "We're particularly honored to be the first theatre company in the Pittsburgh area to perform 'The Game's Afoot.'”

Originally produced by the Cleveland Playhouse, the play was the winner of the 2012 Edgar Award for "Best Play" from the Mystery Writers of America.

Performances will run at 8 p.m. on Oct. 16, 17, 23 and 24, with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. on Oct. 18. Friday dinner-theater packages also are available. Performances will be held at Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon, 7501 Church Ave. For tickets, call (412)734.2050 or visit www.bactp.com.