CLUE: on stage

Based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn
Written by Sandy Rustin
Additional Material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price

Based on the Paramount Pictures Motion Picture
Based on the Hasbro board game CLUE
Original Music by Michael Holland

By special arrangement with The Araca Group, Work Light Productions, and Michael Barra/Lively McCabe Entertainment

Directed by John Schroeder

 

Auditions August 8 & 9, 2022. Ives Studio at The Reif.

Performances September 30-October 9, 2022

Summary

Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by Wadsworth – the butler, Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT! 

Casting

Wadsworth
Male
A traditional British butler in every sense: uptight, formal and “by the book.” He is the driving force in the play.

 

Yvette
Female
A sexy, French Maid, with her own secret aspirations. (Also plays THE REPORTER in the final scene).

 

Miss Scarlet
Female
A dry, sardonic D.C. Madam who is more interested in secrets than sex.

 

Mrs. Peacock
Female
The church-going wife of a Senator. A bit batty, neurotic, and quick to hysteria.

 

Mrs. White
Female
A pale, morbid, and tragic woman. Mrs. White may or may not be the murderer of her five ex-husbands.

 

Colonel Mustard
Male
A puffy, pompous, dense, blow-hard of a military man.

 

Professor Plum
Male
An academic Casanova who woos women with his big … brain.

 

Mr. Green
Male
A timid, yet officious, rule follower. He’s a bit of a klutz and awfully anxious.

 

ENSEMBLE WOMAN to play:
THE COOK – A threatening presence.
THE MOTORIST – A benign gentleman who rings the wrong doorbell.
AUXILIARY SCARLET – The back of Miss Scarlet during a scene of theatrical trickery.
AUXILIARY WADSWORTH – Wadsworth during two scenes of theatrical trickery.
AN AGENT – An FBI agent who helps to save the day.

 

ENSEMBLE MAN to play:
MR. BODDY – A mobster type fella. A dark cloud follows this guy wherever he goes.
THE COP — A “Regular Joe.”
AUXILIARY MUSTARD – The back of Colonel Mustard during a scene of theatrical trickery.
AUXILIARY WADSWORTH – Wadsworth during two scenes of theatrical trickery.
AN AGENT – An FBI agent who helps to save the day.