‘Clue,’ HVA fall play, Nov. 21-24

The Knox County community can ponder on “Who dunnit” when they attend the Hardin Valley Academy advance theater class production of “Clue” by playwright Jonathon Lynn.

Two casts will perform beginning at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, through Saturday, Nov. 23, and 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24, at HVA, 11345 Hardin Valley Road.

Tickets are $5 for students, $7 for adults and will be sold at the door. Performances are open to the public.

HVA theater teacher Robert Warren suggested seeing all the shows. “There are six different people who die in the show,” he said. “So every night it ends up differently.

“This might be the funniest production I’ve seen on stage. It’s a sure winner,” Warren added.

While it is a lot like the 1985 movie “Clue,” he noted, “it’s also based on the board game, Clue; the whole idea of who killed who, where and with what weapon?”

By opening night, the cast would have worked on the production for seven weeks. Twenty people make up the two casts and a dozen make up the crew, he said.

Brock Mullins will portray Wadsworth the Butler in the Friday/Sunday shows, and Oliver Edmiston will portray the butler in the Thursday/Sunday shows.

The other cast members in the Friday/Sunday shows are: Colonel Mustard, Jake Borden; Ms. Scarlet, Tori Hart; Professor Plum, Ethan Klingerman; Mrs. Peacock, Reid Turner; Mrs. White, Kierstyn Hernandez; and Mr. Green, Caleb Delong.

Additional cast members are Colonel Mustard, Lance Banard; Ms. Scarlet, Zion Conley; Professor Plum, Kylar Lambert; Mrs. Peacock, Emily Borden; Mrs. White, Alissa Hoffman; and Mr. Green, Will Rutherford.

“I was a little nervous at first, but as I developed the character, his voice and his mannerisms, it actually became a lot of fun,” Klingerman, a senior, said about portraying Professor Plum. “(Plum’s) kind of a creepy character on the stage.”

Klingerman said. “He tries to flirt with all the ladies and they kind of reject him.”

“The hardest thing about this (show) is all the movements involved because throughout the show, they are having to run to place, to place to place as they’re figuring out who died and when, and the butler explains it to all,” Warren said. “So, learning to run in a small, tight space like this has been a lot of fun for them.”