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Northwest students are performing in "Clue," the play based on the screenplay and popular board game with dinner party guests Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock and Mustard. (Photos by Todd Weddle/Northwest Missouri State University)

Northwest students are performing in "Clue," the play based on the screenplay and popular board game with dinner party guests Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock and Mustard. (Photos by Todd Weddle/Northwest Missouri State University)

Oct. 28, 2021

Theatre Northwest to present stage version of “Clue”

By Kourtnie Stenwall, communication assistant

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Northwest Missouri State University will present Sandy Rustin’s comedy, “Clue,” Nov. 11-14 and Nov. 16-19 in the Studio Theatre at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts.

The play, based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn and the popular board game, takes place on a dark and stormy night at a dinner party with aliases, weapons and a dead host. The dinner guests – Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock and Mustard – race to answer the question “whodunnit?”

The comedic mystery keeps audience members entertained with its fun story and the well-known 11 different rooms of the mansion through unique set pieces, large props and the power of suggestion.

Northwest Associate Professor of Theatre Katheryn Bilbo is directing the play, which runs for an hour and a half, and hopes it provides audiences with an entertaining escape.

“It’s going to be a very funny, exhilarating production,” Bilbo said. “Since the audience is so close to the action, they will have the experience of being a part of that frenetic, positive energy. It is my hope that they will leave the theatre feeling upbeat and galvanized.”

In addition to the excitement of producing a family-friendly play for the Northwest community, cast members say the production will leave audience members wanting to watch it again.

“It is intriguing, and mystery elements give the audience a good, solid story to follow,” said Cole Rixner, a sophomore corporate recreation and wellness major from Johnson, Iowa, who plays Wadsworth. “But it is also an incredibly intricate and hard-to-perform show. For the avid theatergoer, the performance is nothing short of a comedic masterpiece that you are guaranteed to enjoy and remember.”

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11-13 and 16-19 and 2 p.m. Nov. 14. Tickets are $10 with cash or check only and may be reserved by phone at 660.562.1321, email at theatre@nwissouri.edu or at the box office up to one hour before the show.


Media contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704