• St. Petersburg City Theatre Bounces Back with Upcoming Murder Mystery “The Game’s Afoot”

    Theatre releases special promotions schedule and local partnerships to re-engage the community

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL— After prudently addressing some financial woes at the end of last season, St. Petersburg City Theatre is bouncing back and delighting audiences with a solid string of exceptional shows this season, including its upcoming stage performance of the 2012 Edgar® Award for Best Play, “The Game’s Afoot”, beginning Thursday, March 9th, and running Friday through Sunday two weekends in a row. Set in the 1930’s, this riotous whodunit by award-winning playwright Ken Ludwig will keep audiences guessing and laughing until its climactic conclusion.

     

    To re-engage the community, the theatre has partnered up with Keep St. Pete Lit, local non-profit dedicated to community literacy, to offer special ticket promotions. The first Friday performance on March 10th will be Family Night, where the purchase of two adult tickets will allow two children under 18 free admissions. The first Saturday performance on March 11th will be Keep St. Pete Lit Night, where every gently used book brought in for donation will take $1.00 off the price of admission up to $5.00 per ticket. St. Petersburg City Theatre will also be offering discounts for students, advance groups, and will even extend discount coupons to those who come the first weekend and come again with a friend.

     

    Director Rob Colwell is thrilled to present his artistic vision of this engaging crime caper to the local St. Petersburg community. “We put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into this production, and I am beyond excited that we can do good in the community with this book drive while keeping the arts alive in St. Pete.”

     

    St. Petersburg City Theatre is located at 4025 31st Street South in St. Petersburg. Tickets are available now through their website at http://www. spcitytheatre.org, or for purchase at the door up to one hour before the show. Friday and Saturday night shows begin at 8pm and Sunday shows at 2pm.

     

    CALENDAR LISTING

    Theatre/Performing Arts

     

    WHAT

    The Game’s Afoot by Ken Ludwig

     

    WHEN

    Thursday March 9th through Saturday March 11th at 8pm, Sunday March 12th at 2pm

    Friday March 17th and Saturday March 18th at 8pm, Sunday March 19th at 2pm

     

    WHERE

    St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st Street South, St. Petersburg FL 33712, (727) 893-1973spcitytheatre.org

     

    TICKETS

    Adults $22, Students/Children $15. Available at spcitytheatre.org, or for purchase at the door up to an hour before the show.

    Thursday, March 9th – $15 tickets for opening performance

    Friday, March 10th – Family Night, 2 adult tickets allows 2 children under 18 free admissions

    Saturday, March 11th – Keep St. Pete Lit Night, every book donated $1.00 off (up to $5.00) per ticket

     

    ABOUT THE GAME’S AFOOT

    It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has 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 appears.  The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

     

    ABOUT ST. PETERSBURG CITY THEATRE

    The oldest, continuously operating community theatre in the state of Florida. We have been providing quality entertainment since 1925, and we’re still setting the bar for live community theatre excellence! City Theatre was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1937 to promote and create local theatre dedicated to teaching and training non-professional artists of any age. The theatre’s goal of creating a vibrant theatre arts community in the area remains the central focus, with acting workshops for children and teens in addition to the season’s selection of plays. Our Mission: To promote the advancement of live theatre and provide quality entertainment while developing and encouraging local non-professional talent. More than Community Theatre; Theatre in the Community!

     

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