CPA Student Leadership to Perform ‘Clue’


Members of the ‘Clue’ cast rehearse on the Engler Center for the Performing Arts stage.

Karin Juhl

A production of “Clue” will be put on by the ECPA (Engler Center for the Performing Arts) Student Leadership group on February 2nd and 3rd at 7:00 p.m.

The classic board game is brought to life in Clue: On Stage! Six guests are invited to a dinner party thrown by an anonymous host. They are given aliases: Colonel Mustard, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, Professor Plum and Miss Scarlet.

Though discouraged from revealing personal information, it is soon discovered that all of them have fallen victim to the same blackmailer their very host of the evening. Each is presented with a weapon and an option: pay their extortionist double or kill the innocent butler.

Last year was the first time the ECPA Student Leadership group put on a student-led production. They performed the one-act play Desperate Housewives of Shakespeare.

After last year’s success, the group wanted to challenge themselves, and this year are doing the one-act Clue. While both are one-act plays, Clue is much more involved in terms of set building, lighting, sound effects and moving set pieces.

According to senior Jack Shaver, the secretary of ECPA Student Leadership and set build lead for the show, Clue was selected because, “the name was more recognizable, it was more affordable than other options, and the cast and crew seemed excited.”

Being a completely student-led production means that this show is led, directed and performed by students.

Senior Jenna Christenson, this year’s director, said, “I figured it would be a very exciting show to lead and this would be a good learning experience.”

Other leadership positions include: costume lead sophomore Emily Boll, set design lead senior Karin Juhl, propmaster senior Claudia Brown, technical and lighting director junior Brody Waldron and hair and makeup lead senior Annalia Lopez.

Because Clue is a play and not a musical, performers don’t have to sing on stage. This has led to some new faces on the stage, ones who don’t like being on stage in musicals but still want to give acting a try.

Freshman EJ Herz said they joined the cast because, “It’s reminiscent of my childhood and I thought it would be fun.” Herz plays Yvette, the maid.

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