Cult-Classic board game “Clue” is coming to ‘R House’

The RHS Thespian group is putting on a stage production of “Clue” this Halloween season


Since September, Directors Ms. Bogusz and Ms. Slattery have been working every weekday with their cast of students as they rehearse for the opening night of this beloved board game later this month.

There will be three shows this October: the 28th and 29th at 7:00 pm and the 3oth at 2:00 pm, located at RHS’ Little Theater located by door 11. Tickets are $5 for students, $8 for adults, and Free for children under 10.

“Clue is the absolute most fun show to put together, and our cast this year is not only incredibly talented but also super fun to work with. I am so excited for the audience to get involved and try to solve the mystery of Boddy Manor with us, and for them to experience the amazing set the crew has been working so hard on” said Slattery.

Cast during a rehearsal

Based on the iconic 1985 theatrical movie- inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, “Clue” is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. Located at a remote mansion, six mysterious guests assemble for a peculiar dinner party with murder and blackmail on the menu. When their host turns up dead, everyone becomes a suspect. Led by Wadsworth – the butler (Camani Campbell), Miss Scarlett (Ella Boyden), Professor Plum (Axel Peña), Mrs. White (Adriana Fernandez), Mr. Green (Landon Thurston), Mrs. Peacock (Bex Estrada), and Colonel Mustard (Irvin Varquez) as they hunt for the killer before they are all dead.

“Honestly Clue has been such an amazing experience. It’s crazy to think that this will be my last fall play at RHS. I feel like my time with this cast has gone so fast, but I’m so so grateful for the time we’ve got to spend together! I’m so honored to work with such an amazing cast and crew and I’m even more honored to be able to call these wonderful people my friends. So excited for the show!” said Boyden.

Considered one of the biggest fall productions, the set for “Clue” has been dubbed on the most intricate by Set Director, Mr. Nielbling, consisting of large interchanging titles representing the rooms from the original board game. All backstage coordination is handled by student Stage Managers Jayden Kujat and Claire An with sound by Faith Jones and lights by Michele Lessaris.

Crew painting one of many interchanging room panels

“I am always looking forward to rehearsals because I’m so grateful to work with talented people” says Campbell.