Feb 172017
 
 February 17, 2017  No Responses »

 

The Game’s Afoot gives you everything you love about great live theatre. Billed as a comedy thriller you will find yourself swept along for a wild and funny ride.” – Cleveland Fine Arts Examiner

 

Portland Civic Players

231 Maple Street, Portland, MI

Shows:  March 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:30 pm   Sunday, March 19 at 3:00 pm

Call 517 647 4041 to reserve tickets

Winner! 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allen Poe Awards – Best Play!
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.

“An inspired whodunit…a snappy, clever drawing-room mystery. There are twists in playwright Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot that cause the audience to gasp.” – The Cleveland Plain Dealer

The Game’s Afoot is Murderously Funny!” – Broadway World Cleveland

“The play evolves like a mystery thriller, as one tantalizing clue leads to another….In 1936, at the height of the Great Depression, people flocked to the theater for a few hours of escapism from hard times. Today, in our current recession, here is an antidote and the ideal holiday present – the gift of laughter.” – Cleveland Jewish News

“Ludwig demonstrates the theatrical equivalent of perfect pitch, both in this new work and in his past efforts.” – Cleveland Scene

“From the intriguing opening mini play within a play to the surprise last scene a split second before final curtain, The Game’s Afoot gives you everything you love about great live theatre. Billed as a comedy thriller you will find yourself swept along for a wild and funny ride.” – Cleveland Examiner

“A hilarious, quirky and thrilling alternative to your standard holiday entertainment. The Game’s Afoot is the perfect gift for the holidays..a fantastically fun night out at the theatre. It’s something we can be proud of as a city” – ClueintoCleveland.com

The Game’s Afoot will be performed by professional and community theaters across the country. Certainly this production is Broadway quality.” – TalkinBroadway.com

Oct 062016
 
 October 6, 2016  6 Responses »

14047295_10153586005196315_9028909726467140063_o
Tickets are on sale NOW!   Our fall production of Disney’s Little Mermaid runs November 4, 5, 6 & 11, 12, 13.  Friday and Saturday show times are 7:30 pm, Sunday matinée starts at 3:00 pm.
$15 for adults and $10 for students (through high school).

New: Participate in our special Under the Sea Experience –  limited number of tickets for an all access pass to meet the cast, tour the theater and see how everyone prepares for a show! Call 647-4041 for reservations.

14572877_10153704107376315_1281574452300653736_n

Aug 102016
 
 August 10, 2016  1 Response »

13879183_10153548543856315_2168464014086280874_nMeet the directors of Disney’s Little Mermaid! Mary Teachout and Anne Eddy have been part of The Portland Civic Players since the beginning of time. At least it seems that way. Between them, countless plays have been directed like The King and I, Cinderella, Brigadoon, Annie (twice) and Junie B Jones and a Little Monkey Business to name just a very few. Along with so many other aspects of play production. They are super excited to be bringing The Little Mermaid to the Portland community!!