The ECC Arts Center presents spring performance of “The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays”

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Published 04/26/2022
ECC students Brett Barry and Anika Thorenson in “The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays”

ECC students Brett Barry and Anika Thorenson in “The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays”


The Elgin Community College Arts Center’s spring performance is Ken Ludwig’s “The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays.” Patrons have six opportunities to see the play, which will take place in the SecondSpace Theatre, located in Building H, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, on the following dates and times:

Friday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 1 at 3:00 p.m.

Friday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 8 at 3:00 p.m.

The play provides both mystery and high hilarity in equal parts. “With everything going on in the world, I decided what we all needed more than anything was a good laugh and possibly a good murder mystery,” said Susan A. Robinson, associate professor of theatre and play director. “The play is funny and intricately constructed; it makes you laugh and keeps you guessing every moment. 

In 1936, Broadway star William Gillette, admired for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, invites fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for the weekend. When one guest is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Robinson and the cast enjoyed visiting a former era and learning more about the play's period. “I think everyone will have a great time. I know the production staff and the actors are enjoying themselves immensely, and of course, we think the audience will too,” said Robinson.

Tickets to “The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays” are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets are available for purchase online at elgin.edu/arts-center/tickets/ and by phone at 847-622-0300. The ECC Arts Center is located in Building H on Elgin Community College’s Spartan Drive Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.  The ECC Arts Center can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/eccartscenter and Instagram @eccartscenter.

PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU BUY TICKETS - Patrons are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours of the performance date and an ID. Patrons are required to wear face coverings at all times during the performance.

The ECC Arts Center will continue to follow the best practices from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and the Kane County Health Department. As our knowledge and understanding continue to evolve, the College’s policies and plans will adapt as appropriate and in compliance with state and local guidelines.

If you have questions, please call the box office at 847-622-0300.