‘Clue’ provides unique experience

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Miss Scarlett, Kaylee Brinkerhoff, pours whiskey over the dead motorists, Kaleb Burris, to make it look like he was passed out from being drunk. Enlargephoto

Sam Green/Cortez Journal Miss Scarlett, Kaylee Brinkerhoff, pours whiskey over the dead motorists, Kaleb Burris, to make it look like he was passed out from being drunk.

To describe the Montezuma Cortez High School Theatre Program’s production of “Clue” as unique would be an understatement.

It is not every day that audiences are treated to an exciting plot line, great acting, a beautiful set and a great dinner.

Held Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26, in Ron Wright Memorial Gym, “Clue’s” plot was fast-paced and exciting, featuring an array of characters from the classic board game.

In what amounted to a single-act murder mystery involving multiple victims, countless weapons and classic rooms such as the library, kitchen and conservatory, it was ultimately revealed that no less than seven characters were guilty of murder.

“My favorite part was when I was found as the murderer,” said Kaylee Brinkerhoff (Miss Scarlett), of the complex plot. “That was a big thing for my character. I liked that the audience got to be involved with this play.”

What allowed the audience to be so involved was the set, which allowed actors to move among spectators who were seated at various tables within the set.

“One of the things that I enjoyed is how we got to see the audience,” said Kaleb Burris (Motorist). “Personally, I don’t like being on stage and looking out into the blackness.”

During the production, audience members were able to enjoy a dinner of salad, lasagna and a variety of home-cooked dessert items.

While audience members will always remember “Clue” for its plot, acting, set and food, actors and actresses will remember lifelong bonds formed leading up to the play.

“I just love the people,” said Elizabeth Wilson (Singing Telegram Girl). “We’re a family. I think that’s what makes our department so great.”

Next up for the M-CHS theatre program will be a production of “Peter Pan” The production will take place Nov. 8 (7 p.m.), Nov. 9 (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.), Nov. 15 (7 p.m.) and Nov. 16 (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.)

Tickets for the show are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. For more information, visit www.mchsdrama.org or Nicholaus Sandner at 565-3722, ext. 2144.

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