Sierra Repertory Theatre will present “Clue,” at the Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Historic Park, April 6 through May 7.
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.
“I’ll admit that I’ve never played the board game Clue,” said SRT’s Artistic Director Jerry Lee. “But I always watched the movie whenever it was on TV. Always. Every time. It was one of those movies that seemed to get a lot of play on cable and would always be on when I got home from school. I’ve grown up loving all the characters! It never occurred to me that I’d get the opportunity to tell this story myself and what a dream it has been!”
“Clue” stars a slew of SRT favorites: Louis Lotorto, Illeana Kirven, Laurie Strawn, Ty Smith, Matt K. Miller, Kevin Heath, Isabella Chang, and Sarah Villacarillo, as well as one of SRT’s new company members, Christopher Michael. Finally, Jill Slyter is making her SRT stage debut as Mrs. White.
“Audiences are in for a decedent evening,” says Lee. “You will be bowled over by how funny these actors are. The script is fantastic, and the production design is stunning. Don’t wait to get tickets, the last few weeks of Elvis sold out fast, so I hope folks are planning on coming to the early performances and then securing their tickets to come back again and again.”
“Clue” previews at the Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Historic Park at 6:30 p.m. on April 6 and 7, and 2 p.m. on April 8. The show opens April 8. Regular performance times are Wednesdays at 12 p.m., Thursdays at 2 p.m., Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. through May 7. Tickets range from $35-$48. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more, students, veterans, and first responders. Tickets are available by calling the box office at 209.532.3120, visiting SierraRep.org, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Clue” is adapted from the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn; written by Sandy Rustin; additional material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price; original music composed by Michael Holland; based on the Paramount Pictures Motion Picture based on the Hasbro board game Clue. The production is directed by Jerry Lee, and choreographed by Jill Slyter. Scenic design by David Goldstein, costumes by Diana Newington, wigs and hair by George Deavours, lighting by Liz Schweitzer, sound by Tatiana Covington-Parra, props by Alicia Dooley, and stage managed by Joanna Hobbs. Sierra Rep’s season sponsors are Sonora Area Foundation and John and June Rogers.
For more information about Sierra Repertory Theatre, please visit www.SierraRep.org or call the Box Office at (209) 532-3120. Follow Sierra Repertory Theatre on Instagram at @SierraRep; and on Facebook at Facebook.com/SierraRep. SRT operates out of two theaters located in East Sonora and in Historic Columbia State Park in Northern California. The East Sonora Theatre is located at 13891 Mono Way, Sonora. The Historic Fallon House Theatre is located at 11175 Washington St. in Columbia, California. Both theaters are air-conditioned and ADA accessible.