Play is a serious yet sometimes dangerous business. Gumshoe drops you into a world where facts are few, and trusted allies are fewer.  For the 125th Anniversary of Henry Street Settlement, join Trusty Sidekick's Young Devisers at the historic settlement house where a clandestine game is afoot, inspired by the legacy of Settlement founder Lillian Wald.  Are you up for digging up the facts or are you stuck in place?

This world premiere was created with Trusty Sidekick’s Young Devisers, a youth ensemble of curated individuals (ages 9 and up) interested in creating original, emergent and progressive theatrical experiences that activate New York City spaces in unexpected ways. Young Devisers will perform alongside members of Trusty Sidekick’s adult ensemble.

Recommended for ages 8+

Henry Street Settlement Headquarters
265 Henry Street, New York, NY

Saturday, September 29 @ 11am & 2pm
Sunday, September 30 @ 11am & 2pm
Saturday, October 6 @ 11am & 2pm
Sunday, October 7 @ 11am & 2pm

Gumshoe was commissioned by Abrons Arts Center and was supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This program was made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.



September 2018 - Abrons Arts Center


Co-Directors: Emily Bruner & Paul Brewster
Playwright: Drew Petersen
Costume Designer: Natalie Loveland
Costume Assistant: Nicole Zausmer
Sound Designer: Drew Petersen
Stage Manager: Devin Fletcher
Assistant Stage Manager/Understudy: Brit Gossett
Production Assistant/Wardrobe Supervisor: Gaby Gutierrez
Graphic Design: Logan Alexander Johnson

Initial Devising Team: Adi Abramovich, Zoe Alperin, Spencer Berg, Paul Brewster, Emily Bruner, Star Crane, Lulu Elliston, Ella Galkin, Lilah Heller, Saul Ferholt-Kahn, Spencer Lott, Leo Godsberg, Leo Maneca, Lorenzo Moten, Leo Polan, Robert M. Stevenson, Renata Townsen


Smarts Ladybaum: Zoe Alperin^
Lips McSweetums: Raphael Anastas
Sylvester Wald: Leo Godsberg^
Lancelot: Shayna Strype
Nurse Millie Mercy: Adi Abramovich^, Emily Bruner
Nurse Marjorie Mercy: Lilah Heller^, Lulu Elliston^
Yuri: Christina Eskridge
Dmitri: Leo Maneca^, Lorenzo Moten^
Greta Greenthumb: Ella Galkin^, Star Crane^
Paul, uh, Knowitalla: Saul Ferholt-Kahn^

^denotes member of Trusty Sidekick’s Young Deviser Ensemble, ages 9 - 13