October 30, 2020

‘Clue’ opens in the Geary Event Center

It’s a dark and stormy night, and you’ve been invited to an unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well . . . dead.  

 “Clue” is the whodunnit-murder-mystery play opening for one week, Oct. 7-10 in the Geary Event  Center, 7:30pm with social distancing and masks required. It’s Utah State University Eastern’s first production of the 2020-21 theatre season. USU Eastern student night will be Wednesday October 7, with free admission for USUE students with current student id. 

 Based on the cult-classic film and the popular board game, “Clue,” it is a madcap comedy that will keep patrons guessing until the final twist. 

 The iconic oddballs in the production are given the aliases of Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock and Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up.  

 Directed by Corey Ewan, Ph.D, the play takes place in 1954 in a Washington DC mansion during the “McCarthy communism witch hunt era.”

 The cast includes eight actors from Price including Kyaera Price, Patrick Paulk, Danielle Simmons, Sean Tilman, John Behn, Graydee Noyes, Trinalee Hatch and Aubrey Jorgensen.  

 Others include Braden Nelson, Salt Lake City; Hunter Peterson, Gunnison; Jensen Otteson, and Maxwell Otteson, Stansbury Park: Hailey Haymond, West Jordan; Caden White, Eagle Mountain; Emma Bowers, Stansbury Park; and Kyra Waechtler, Logan. 

Aubrey Jorgensen and Trinalee Hatch are pulling double duty as both stage managers and actors Hongji Xhu (Joy) returned to costume design, while associate professor Brent Innes designed the set and props. Interim theater department head Bruce Duerden jumped at the chance and came from Logan’s campus to design lights. 

Tickets can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com/e/clue-on-stage-tickets-122834103109 

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