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Show Times

June 9-11
Friday & Saturday
at 8:00 pm
Sunday at 2:00 pm


June 15-18

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 

at 8:00 pm

Sunday at 2:00 pm


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. It is then 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.

Creative Team:

Director:  John Weber

Assistant Director:  Amber Ventura Weber

Producer:  Michelle Rieder

Stage Manager:  Christopher Bryan McBreen

Props Design:  Carly Covel

Set Design:  John Weber

Set Dresser:  Michelle Rieder

Set Builder:  John Weber

Costumes- Madeleine Braun

Lighting Designer:  Karen Lindley

Sound Designer:  Michelle Rieder

Light Board Operator:  Amber Ventura-Weber

Stage Crew:  Christopher McBreen & Pockets Seachrist 

Board Advisor:  Bill Algeo



Dan Wentzel as William Gillette

Jean Laustsen as Martha Gillette

Ray Greenley as Feliz Geisel

Liz Aber as Madge Geisel

Nick Cardillo as Simon Bright

Madison Niness as Aggie Wheeler

Tiffany Peoples as Daria Chase

Stephanie Weidner as Inspector Goring

Dan Wentzel

(William Gillette)

Dan's first performance at DCP was in Sherlock Holmes and The Final Problem, based on the play written by the character he's now playing. Since then, he's popped up in a handful of shows here including Much Ado About Nothing, Little Women, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, and Alice in Wonderland. Thanks to his wife, Jill for... Okay just about everything. Finally, Dan would like to shamelessly plug his podcast of radio plays: SEAT OF OUR PANTS PLAYERS. Please listen and enjoy.

Jean Laustsen

(Martha Gillette)

Jean is thrilled to be part of this wildly funny show. The comedy mystery genre has always been one of her favorites. Other acting credits across the area include 12 Angry Jurors (Juror 10), The Dining Room (multiple roles), Tale of the Allergist’s Wife (Freida), The Cemetery Club (Doris), Rumors (Chris), The Butler Did It (Miss Maple), Picnic (Rosemary), and Noises Off (Dotty/Clackett). Jean has thoroughly enjoyed working with this talented cast and crew. Thanks to everyone involved. And thanks to my family and friends for their love and support.

Ray Greenly

(Felix Geisel)

Is celebrating his 15th year at DCP! He played David Lee in DCP's 2008 production of "The Foreigner", which also featured "The Game's Afoot" director John Weber in the role of Charlie. It feels apropos that Ray and John get to work together again 15 years (to the month!) after they first took to the stage together. Those 15 years have seen tremendous change in Ray's life, including having his family expand from one child to seven, and changing careers from IT to audiobook narration (look him up on Audible!) He couldn't do any of it without the loving support of his wife, Missy, for which he is eternally grateful. He thanks the other cast and crew for their hard work in putting together this amazingly fun show, and he hopes you enjoy it!

Liz Aber

(Madge Geisel)

Liz is happy to be back on stage for her 8th DCP show with some new and familiar faces. Thank you to her friends, family, and agent (Dad) for their support. This show is for her Pop-Pop who is supporting and cheering her on from Heaven. I love you Pop-Pop ❤️

Nick Cardillo


Is excited to be back at DCP following appearances in last season's Wrong Window (Jeff) and Murder on the Orient Express (MacQueen). Other favorite roles include: Father Flynn (Doubt), Charles Marlowe (She Stoops to Conquer), and Count Dracula (Bram Stoker's Dracula). A graduate of Susquehanna University, Nick is also an avid reader and writer and has published two collections of Sherlock Holmes stories through MX Publishing.

Madison Niness


Is thrilled to be appearing in her first production with DCP in The Game’s Afoot. A graduate of Susquehanna University, Madison has had a life-long love of theatre and most recently she could be found playing parts in The Mineola Twins (Myrna/Myra), Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Mina), and The Best Laid Plans for Romance (Doc). Madison would like to thank her wonderful family and friends for always supporting her.

Tiffany Peoples

(Daria Chase)

Tiffany is making her debut performance with DCP Theater. She has appeared as the Wicked Witch of the West and the Red Queen from Wonderland as a haunt actor in Scary Tales at the Valley of Fear. Her most recent performance was dancing with the Tara Gaels Irish Dancers in the Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade, winning Best Adult Dance Group in 2023. She would like to thank her family and friends for their support.

Stephanie Weidner

(Inspector Goring)

Is quite chuffed to be part of this little show-thingy you lot have going on. When she isn't somehow managing to solve cases (don't ask her how), she dreams of being an actress, perhaps playing Gert in Lost in Yonkers here at DCP or Dr. Bennett in Big Fish over at that MCT place. Anywho, thanks to John and Michelle, and cheers to her kiddos and her lovely wife. Ta!

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