The Game's Afoot | Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 19 2014
Price: $40-$50
Ken Ludwig's comedy thriller premiered in 2011, but like his hits Lend Me a Tenor and Crazy for You, it's designed to feel a lot older. Set in 1933 in the palatial home of real-life Broadway star William Gillette (the original Sherlock Holmes), the play is tailor-made for theater-history buffs; others may find it hard to stay interested given Ludwig's timidly conventional characters and predictable plot twists. Director William Osetek is ably helped by a great set (by Kevin Depinet), terrific costumes (by Maggie Hofmann), and a tight ensemble led by a likable Derek Hasenstab as Gillette—but there's nothing he can do to remove the musty smell. —Jack Helbig



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