Monday, April 24, 2017

High Schoolers bringing Houdini and Doyle to life

High Schoolers in Maryville, Tennessee will perform an original play that combines the story of Houdini and Conan Doyle with a Sherlock Holmes adventure. The Game is Afoot will be presented at River Oaks Community Church in Maryville on May 5 and 6.

The play by written by Blount Home Education Association drama instructor Kate Clabough, who was inspired to write the play by last year's television series, Houdini & Doyle.

"In my play, Doyle sees Houdini do this performance, and he disappears at the end and reappears," Clabough said. "Doyle comes up on the stage and he tells them, 'This is awesome. Bravo! You have inspired me, and I am going to go home to write a new Sherlock Holmes story.' So Doyle and his wife and Houdini and his wife meet for tea, and Doyle tells them, 'I’m going to write the story of The Case of the Disappearing Brides.' So it’s a story within a story."

The cast for The Game is Afoot includes 37 high school students, ages 14-18. Each cast member has a speaking part.

Clabough encourages everyone to attend and support the talented young thespians in the group. Admission is free and the play is appropriate for all ages.

What: The Game is Afoot presented by the BHEA Players
When: 7 p.m. Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6
Where: River Oaks Community Church, 1220 Brown School Road, Maryville

Thanks to the Daily Times.


1 comment:

  1. John Hinson great nephew of Bess and Harry HoudiniApril 24, 2017 at 2:09 PM

    I hope they video of this event.and post it on you tube.