Through February 23, 2020
If entertainment is your theatrical pleasure, head to the Cleveland Play House where the finely directed and performed “CLUE” is a must see!
It’s a murder mystery but it’s all done tongue-in-cheek, from the dark and stormy sound effects to the sexy French maid (Elisabeth Yancey as Yvette) to the farcical way the main characters run around the Boddy Manor, where the 1954 story is set.
To see a full review of this show, read Kerry Clawson's review here.
When’s the last time you had a really good laugh? Say no more and come see the lightning quick barbs being flung about in the Cleveland Play House production of Clue now showing in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square. It will leave you guessing and laughing at the same time.
In truth, this Clue is essentially dinner theater without the dinner. If farce is supposed to be indulgent, the dessert course of all stage offerings, this production isn't exactly a chocolate-glazed Boston Cream Whoopie Pie. But it is a tasty little fruit compote.
Clue: A New Comedy, now at Playhouse Square’s Allen Theatre, mixes outstanding acting, scenery and a classic board game to combine mystery and farce. Everyone needs a laugh in February and Clue fills the bill. Based on the 1985 film of the same name, this adaptation by playwright Sandy Rustin includes additional materials written by Hunter Foster and Eric Price. This Cleveland Play House production is in development for a national tour of Clue in 2021.
There’s a body in the Boddy Mansion. Who did it? Six colorful, yet clueless guests wrestle with this question after first thinking their only problem was why they were invited. The butler, the maid and the cook also seem confused. When the authorities arrive, they too are flummoxed. And to be truthful, those audience members who think they can see clearly who the murderer is (everyone knows the saying about the butler, don’t they?) may also find themselves confused.
The only thing that’s certain is that it’s a dark night, and a storm is brewing, as frequent lightning reminds us.
To see a full review of this show, read Laura's review here at Cool Cleveland.
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To see a full review of this show, read Andrea Simakis' blog or visit Cleveland.com here.