Clue premieres with a full house

The classic who-done-it makes waves


Makayla Potter

Mr. Green, a character notorious for his anxiety and germaphobia, played by Brykin Jones, is shown shocked and disgusted as two ‘dead’ bodies lay next to him.

Valerie Pioppi, Staff Reporter

Was it Mrs. White in the kitchen with the wrench? Or perhaps Mr. Green in the conservatory with the rope? A ticket to “CLUE” holds the answer. Since Oct. 9, a 14 member cast and a crew of over 70 students have been hard at work to put together the play, and on Dec. 1-3, their hard work finally came to fruition. 

The show contained endless twists and turns, keeping its audience on their toes the whole time. It opens up with a quick introduction to each character. Mrs. White, the mysterious widower. Colonel Mustard, the oblivious veteran. Miss Scarlet, the dry, sultry young woman. Professor Plum, the handsome teacher. Mrs. Peacock, the cranky senator’s wife, and Mr. Green, the anxiety-prone rule follower. Each has their secrets, which is why they’re being held at Body mansion under blackmail, with the supposed job of killing the butler. But when other murders begin popping up around the mansion, it stops being a mission to kill and starts being a mission to find the killer.

Actor for Mr. Green, Brykin Jones, couldn’t say enough good things about the production.

“My cast-mates are just incredible,” Jones said. “They were super professional throughout the experience, and I think their talent was displayed really well in each of their roles.”

With more than 85 students involved, “CLUE” has been one of the largest play productions the theater program has ever put on. Rehearsals took place daily from 3:30 pm-5:30 pm, and during the week before the show, 3:30 pm-9:30 pm. The 10 backstage crews worked relentlessly to bring the play together. Everything designed and completed by the crews was fully student-led. 

With “CLUE” being such a large show, director Brooke Philips admitted that it was a big project to take on.

“To be honest this play is a lot more challenging than shows we’ve done in the past,” Philips said. “It reminds me of some of the great farces we’ve done, but there is a lot more in terms of technical demands.”

The crew had some interesting road bumps to overcome. Many of the roles needed auxiliary doubles so that the character could appear to be in more than one place at one time. Costume and makeup crew were able to find doubles of each costume, as well as replicate makeup on both the actor and the auxiliary double. 

The set was also complicated. It needed to be able to show over six scenes, sometimes up to three at once, and was designed by student director Ella Konwinski. The set ended up being very intricate, containing rotating pillars, five doors, and even a trap door.

Publicity crew worked hard to get the word out about “CLUE.” With character banners in the cafeteria, a reminder on the daily announcements each day, and a beautifully decorated auditorium lobby, it was hard to stay away from “CLUE.” The crew even sold water bottles and “CLUE” T-shirts for the fans.

The show is based on the movie, which is based on the classic board game. Funny, mysterious, and scary at times, “CLUE” is the perfect show for murder-mystery lovers.