Sussex Academy to present ‘Clue On Stage’ Jan. 20-22

January 11, 2022

Sussex Academy High School’s next production, “Clue On Stage: High School Edition,” is set to be performed at 7 p.m., from Thursday, Jan. 20 to Saturday, Jan. 22.

Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, “Clue” is a comical murder mystery tale that features an entertaining original story.

Set in the city of Washington, D.C., in 1954, the story begins in the Boddy Manor on a dark and stormy night. Greeted by the butler, Wadsworth, six guests arrive via invitation to a mysterious dinner party hosted by the owner of the manor, Mr. Boddy.

When the host suddenly turns up dead, it becomes a race to find the murderer before the body count piles up. Each of the guests has an alias, and are suspect to investigation that will keep the audience guessing until the final twist. So whodunnit? Join the iconic characters known as Wadsworth, Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock and Mustard as they try to figure out who did it, where and with what!

This show is produced and directed by Sussex Academy students Leilani Anupol and Mikayla Dayton. Both worked tirelessly to make this show a good end product.

‘Through trials and tribulations, this cast has been so tightly knit and has had such an uplifting spirit,” said Anupol. “It reminds us of what theater means. This show has been a hoot to produce!”

The cast stars sophomore Nick Donati as Wadsworth, the sarcastic British butler; junior Chloe Brimer as Miss Scarlett, the dry, provocative D.C. madam; sophomore Finn Sheridan as Mrs. Peacock, the batty, hysterical wife of a senator; freshman Alex DeEmedio as Mrs. White, the morbid, melodramatic widow; freshman Melvin Harmon as Colonel Mustard, the dense, pompous, military man; sophomore Nate Nagy as Professor Plum, the arrogant, flirtatious genius; and sophomore Aidan French as Mr. Green, the awkward, rule-following klutz.

More than 40 high school students are involved in the production, both onstage and off.

Tickets cost $5 for students and $10 for adults; they can be purchased at the door with cash or check only. To purchase tickets online, go to Masks must be worn by all patrons for the duration of the performance. Snacks and drinks will also be sold at each performance.

Sussex Academy is located at 21150 Airport Road, Georgetown.

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