By: Shar Dimick
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
CLUE, the classic “whodunit?” board game, came to the Wauseon High School auditorium stage November 20, 22 and 23 under the direction of Adam Baird.
Baird, who also teaches Spanish at the high school, said that 50 students in the cast and technical crew have been working hard and rehearsing since September 5 to bring the iconic Colonel Mustard (Anthony Howard), Mrs. White (Clarissa Johnson), Miss Scarlet (Breanna Demaline), Professor Plum (Lacotus Spiess-Ebersole), Mr. Green (Austin Brown) and Mrs. Peacock (Lela Slattman) to life for their comedic fall performance.
Over the course of a dark and stormy evening six dinner guests learn that they all have one thing in common; they are all being blackmailed by Mr. Boddy (Dean Torres). Wadsworth (Cole Stiriz), the butler, also a victim of blackmail, brought the guests together to confront Mr. Boddy.
In an attempt to thwart Wadsworth, Mr. Boddy distributes six deadly weapons he’s brought in a suitcase. Unfortunately for him, Mr. Boddy’s plan backfires and he ends up the first (or second?) of six people murdered in the various rooms of the mansion. Together with the Yvette (Julie Kahrs), the maid and the six guests, Wadsworth slowly bit by bit, clue by clue pieces together the mystery and makes an accusation to unmask the murderer among them. Was it Colonel Mustard? Or maybe Mrs. Peacock? Perhaps Professor Plum? Each of the three performances revealed a different ending.
CLUE: The Play is the stage adaptation of Jonathan Lynn’s cult movie classic. The movie is the film adaptation of the popular Parker Bros. board game that features six suspects, six deadly weapons and nine mysterious rooms.
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