Cowichan Secondary students take on icon in top mystery thriller script

Cowichan Secondary School’s Performing Arts students are presenting the play The Game’s Afoot

Cowichan Secondary School’s Performing Arts students are presenting the play The Game’s Afoot in the theatre at the school’s Quamichan building on Thursday, Jan. 14, 15 and 16 and again Jan. 21, 22 and 23.

This mystery thriller was the winner of the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Awards for best play.

The action takes place at Christmas of 1936 when Broadway star William Gillette, famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his isolated Connecticut home for the weekend.

When one of the guests is stabbed to death, the party stops being fun.

Gillette must assume the persona of his beloved Holmes to track down the killer before the next victim appears.

Shows take place at 7 p.m. nightly.

Tickets are $10 each. Get them at the door.