“Clue,” the dinner party turned whodunit, is coming to Castro Valley’s Center for the Arts this week. “Clue” will open on Nov. 5. It will be the first in-person play since March 2021, marking the return of theater as we used to know it. Despite new Covid protocols, the staff’s enthusiasm for the production has not been hindered.
“Seeing this show will remind people why shared communal experiences that the arts provide (music art, dance, and theater) are vital to a healthy community,” said director Tiffany Daily.
An adaptation of the 1985 Paramount movie (which was based on the board game), “Clue” follows the story of six guests attending a mysterious dinner party. When murder strikes, the guests must work together to solve a series of riddles and clues. The play is sure to please theatre, boardgame, and movie enthusiasts with excitement, horror, comedy, and above all else: mystery.
The actors, crew, and staff involved in the making of “Clue” are working tirelessly to bring the audience an amazing experience. After months of daily rehearsals, the staff is ready to perform their masterpiece.
When asked about his favorite part of preparing for the play, cast member Quentin Hansen, who plays Mr. Green said, “Seeing the whole thing come together, seeing all the work everyone has been putting into it, seeing all the scenes coming together and having it flow.”
The cast has had an amazing time practicing and performing this modern, yet already classic play. Although many of the cast have drawn inspiration from an existing character from the movie, “Clue,” they still plan to put on a unique performance for the Trojans.
Their enthusiasm for the return of in-person theater is obvious and exciting. “I think people will be completely energized watching this as an audience member because in live theater, you aren’t just watching a show the way you watch something on a screen; you are having a live interaction between living actors on a stage,” said Daily.
“You definitely should come. It’s gonna be awesome! It’s gonna be sweet!” said Zelin Kidd, who plays Colonel Mustard.
Come show our theater department some support on Nov. 5, 6, 12, and 13 and see “Clue!”
For tickets, visit https://ci.ovationtix.com/35745/production/1083674