Friday, January 24, 2020


Through February 23, 2020
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Roy Berko

If entertainment is your theatrical pleasure, head to the Cleveland Play House where the finely directed and performed “CLUE” is a must see!

To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.

Kerry Clawson

The new comedy “Clue” is campy, manic fun at Cleveland Play House, a world premiere stage adaptation of the classic Hasbro board game and 1985 Paramount film.
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.

Howard Gollop

The result is not so much a droll evening of double-entendres and dry asides as it is a slapstick riot --right out of a Milton Berle or Sid Ceasar TV skit, which is quite apropos considering the comedy's 1956 timeframe. Indeed, the Play House audience members may feel like they are in a 1950s "Your Show of Shows" studio as well.

Mark Horning

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.

To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's Review here.

Chris Howey

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.

To see a full review of this show, read Chris Howey's Review here.

Laura Kennelly

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.

Andrea Simakis
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