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Nicolet Players auditions Sept. 15, 16 for The Games Afoot

Sept. 10, 2014

The Nicolet Players will hold auditions Sept. 15 and 16 for a murder mystery that’s filled with hilarity and perfect for new and experienced actors alike, according to Nicolet’s Theatre director.

The Games Afoot is chockfull of mischievous tomfoolery and set in 1936. The plot centers around Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes. He’s invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim.

“It’s brilliantly written and the storyline is hilarious which makes rehearsals a whole lot of fun,” said Jim Nuttall, Nicolet College Theatre director.

There are roles for three men and five women ranging in age from the late teens to early 70s.

“Auditions are open to everyone,” Nuttall explained. “You do not need to be a Nicolet student. All you need is enthusiasm and the desire to be in a highly entertaining production.”

All auditions will be held in the Nicolet College Theatre in the Learning Resources Center. The campus is located one mile south of the city just off of Hwy. G.

Scripts are available for three-day check-out from the Nicolet College Library.

Performances are Nov. 7 to 9 and 13 to 16.

Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact Nuttall at (715) 365-4476 or by email at