Kennett High School (KHS) is proud to present Clue on Friday and Saturday, December 10 and 11.
Clue, a hilarious “whodunit,” was inspired by Hasbro’s iconic board game and the 1985 Paramount motion picture. Written by Sandy Rustin, the play features additional material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price and original music by Michael Holland. The story is set at a dinner party in a secluded mansion where, when the party’s host is murdered, six guests become the suspects. With by-the-book butler Wadsworth (played by Alec Salameda) leading the pursuit, cynical Miss Scarlett (Maya Ranganath), womanizing Professor Plum (Thomas Linderman), tragic Mrs. White (Lydia Duckworth), anxious Mr. Green (Luke Sandusky), batty Mrs. Peacock (Blake Ciresa) and pompous Colonel Mustard (Paulie Mullin) struggle to find the culprit as guest after guest meets an untimely end.
Other cast members include Amelie Saint Amand (Yvette), Ksenia Kaliakin (Cook), Dio Giganti Dima (Mr. Boddy), Marisol Gonzalez Flores (Motorist and Singing Telegram), Luca Castellano (Unexpected Cop), Faith Poulton (News Anchor) and Mia Jeffery (Chief of Police).
Christopher Skopowski will direct his first production at KHS. Kennett music teacher Ryan Battin is the production manager. Mary Skopowski is overseeing properties and costumes. Science teacher Michael Anastas is in charge of sound and lights, and Frank Skopowski built this year’s set. As always, Kennett’s Friends of Music booster organization offered invaluable support.
Skopowski explains, “Clue is both a suspense thriller and a comedic romp. This production will keep you on the edge of your seat while doubled-over laughing at the same time.”
Skopowski also offered praise for Kennett students: “The cast and crew have worked tirelessly to come back from their two-year hiatus in a matter of two months to bring you this two-hour whodunit. Their hard work and dedication will reflect in their performance, and I am excited to share their efforts with the community.” Both the cast and stage crew include KHS students from the ninth through twelfth grades.
The curtain goes up at 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Tickets can be purchased for $8 at the doors of the KHS Auditorium.