Amelia Community Theatre Presents “Clue”

It’s Mrs. Peacock in the study with the police and the butler in Amelia Community Theatre’s comedy “Clue.”

It’s a dark and stormy night in 1954, as invited guests arrive at the foreboding Boddy Manor, just outside of Washington, D.C. Using the pseudonyms of Colonel Mustard, Mrs. White, Mrs. Peacock, Mr. Green, Professor Plum, and Miss Scarlet, these guests are about to experience the most madcap night of their lives, as they race from room to room, dodging dead bodies and discovering secret passageways.

Amelia Community Theatre’s clever comedy “Clue”  brings the story and the characters of the popular board game to life, with 10 performances on its main stage between Feb. 10 and 25.

The opening night audience on Feb. 10 will be treated to complimentary show-themed goodies in the lobby from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and will be invited to play a preshow mystery game with prizes. An ongoing raffle during the run of the show features a 3-D Clue game and other unique gifts.

Playwright Sandy Rustin based the show script on Jonathan Lynn’s screenplay for the 1985 movie version, which featured Tim Curry as the mastermind butler, and the original board game, invented in England during World War II as a way to pass the time in the air raid shelters.

ACT’s production is directed by Chris Twiggs who says, “Growing up in the pre-internet age, I used to love playing board games with my family and friends, and Clue was a particular favorite.  Bringing this play to the ACT stage has been a dream, and I know local audiences will really enjoy seeing these characters come to life.”

The cast includes Isabelle Bournigault, Benjamin Davis, Linda McClane, Elliot Miller, Sebastian Miller, Geoffrey Moss, Clarisse Phillips, Eduardo Ravelo, Trey Stafford, Peggy Strickland, and Juliet Howard-Welch.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 12 and 19 at 207 Cedar St.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students through college, available at the theatre website, and by calling (904) 261-6749 or visiting the box office. The box office is open from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesdays through Fridays and 90 minutes before curtain on show dates.