Clue Coming to Hailey Theatre This Week

Photo of the Clue cast during rehearsal. Taken from  @lynchburg.theatre on Instagram.

By Jordan Abbott ~ Guest Writer

The University of Lynchburg theatre department’s fall production of Clue will be held Thursday, October 20th through Saturday, October 22nd in Dillard Fine Arts Center’s Hailey Theatre. 

All showings will be at 7:30 p.m..

The play is based on a screenplay by Jonathan Lynn and was written by Sandy Rustin. 

Clue is based on the popular board game of the same name. 

Clue is a historical murder mystery, and tells the story of real events that occured in the US during the 1950’s, through the stories of fictional characters. 

The production is directed by theatre professor and chair of the theatre department, Jeff Wittman.

Sophomore cast member Nico Thomas says he is most looking forward to playing Colonel Mustard. 

“I don’t think I’ve ever played someone as fun as him. You never know what he’s going to do or say. Also, his interactions with other characters never fail to cause any confusion, laughter, or just awkwardness,” says Thomas. 

The Clue cast has been rehearsing since the beginning of the semester. 

The show will be one of three mainstage productions put on by the theatre department this year, in addition to multiple studio theatre productions. 

When asked what he would want people planning to attend to know, Thomas responded, “I’d tell people to be prepared to laugh, be confused, be shocked, and most importantly, be entertained.”

Admission will be free, but seating is limited. 

Tickets are complimentary, and reservations can be made by emailing: theatre@lynchburg.edu. Please include the date of the performance you’d like to attend, as well as the number of tickets.

Sources

Nico Thomas – thomasn437@lynchburg.edu 

IG page – https://www.instagram.com/lynchburg.theatre/ 

Photo taken of script cover 

Theatre page on UL website – https://www.lynchburg.edu/academics/majors-and-minors/theatre/ 

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