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Everyone is a suspect in the THS theatre department production of “Clue: On Stage”, running next weekend at Tullahoma High School. Pictured front from left are Olivia Beam, Belle Miller and Abigale Eldrige. In back are Michael Gray, Niya Waller, Douglass Tilley, Keana Kobarde Jake Bennett, Tucker Johnson and Courtney Songer.

The Tullahoma High School theatre department will mount its production of “Clue: On Stage” next weekend at the high school.

This 1985 classic is sure to be full of laughs as six guests with colorful personalities are brought together for a dinner party in a mansion. Audiences are in for quite the murder mystery mixed in with a little melodrama.

Though they do not know it, the guests are connected in a secret way. Once they are all present, they are confronted by a blackmailer who wants nothing but to expose their skeletons in the closet. Then, the lights go out. When they come back on, the blackmailer lies dead - but who killed him?

Throughout the night, the guests try to figure out who killed Mr. Boddy. The many characteristics of the guests will leave audiences laughing as well as playing along to figure out the mystery in the mansion.

“This is going to be a pretty funny storyline,” commented THS junior Belle Miller, who is playing the role of Mrs. Peacock. “Our cast works really well together and that will show on stage. We want to our audience to laugh along with us because we’re having a good time, too.”

While the play will follow along the original story line of the 1985 movie, audiences can expect a few differences. If the play followed the whole plot, there wouldn’t be much mystery, would there?

“It’s going to be a few nights of fun,” said freshman Jake Bennett, who is playing Col. Mustard. “I think our play is better than the movie. It has some funny elements that is sure to keep the audience engaged.”

“Clue: On Stage” is full of surprises, and THS Theatre Director Aaron Miller has been working hard to make sure all technical elements flow smoothly come show time.

“The show is pretty technically demanding,” said Miller. “We’re working hard to make sure the lights, music and mics are just perfect for our performance. ‘Clue’ has an underlying melodrama genre. So making sure all our technical elements are perfect will allow the audience to really become interactive. Above all, we just want to make sure our audience is laughing along with us and having a great night.”

Based on the Paramount Picture, which was in turn based on the board game, and adapted for the stage by Jonathan Lynn, “Clue: On Stage” will be performed at Tullahoma High School at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18.

Tickets can be purchased at the school, at the door or online at www.improvateers.com.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students 18 and under. A full deck of playing cards featuring the cast will also be available for purchase at the high school. Proceeds from card sales support the theater program.

For more information, call 931-454-2620.

Faith Few can be reached at ffew@tullahomanews.com.