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Audience chooses mystery's solution

Thursday, September 28, 2000

Was it Mr. Green in the conservatory with the lead pipe? Or Miss Scarlet in the library with the knife? Or possibly Colonel Mustard in the drawing room with the gun?

If you haven't got a clue, you should make sure you get one-or at least a ticket to the one when the curtain goes up on this season's opening production of Clue, The Musical, to be presented at Spencer Community Theatre.

If you've played the board game, you know that it poses the familiar questions of who dun what, where and with which weapon as it assembles the usual suspects in a manor house. The play does the same and takes the audience along on the journey to find the killer.

We are welcomed to Boddy manor by its proprietor Mr. Boddy (Mark Olson), who informs us he will soon be murdered. Three audience members are invited to pick, from a selection of six cards each, a weapon, a room and a suspect. Their choices are kept secret. There are 216 possible combinations and the play will be altered slightly to accommodate whichever ending is drawn. Audience members are provided with score cards to tally the clues.

Read the rest of this article in the 9/28 Pilot Tribune.