Clue: Not Just A Game Anymore
Erie Playhouse stages the quick-witted whodunit show for the whole family
Beginning Friday, Oct. 14
Perhaps you might remember the 1980s classic film Clue starring Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn and Tim Curry. The hilarity that ensued and the clumsiness of the characters made the movie a standout in its time, with a life well beyond its theatrical release.
Fast forward to October 2022, and the Erie Playhouse has transformed into Hill House. If you frequent the Erie theater scene, you'll know that this cast is just as delectable as those who made the 1985 movie what it was. With all of the literal moving pieces of this production (whole rooms are mobile on the stage) it's been a challenging, but inspiring time for the dramatis personae, and they've become excited for Erie's theater fans to be able to experience this exhibition of talent.
Nora Schillinger is playing wealthy socialite Mrs. White, and had some insight on how the process is going and what audience members should expect: "Physical work is always an interesting aspect of any show. There is very little 'combat' in this play, but there is a lot of slapping, falling, and physically carrying people. We've been spending a lot of time together working on these facets to ensure that everyone is safe during the show, and that we can deliver the best performance we can, each night."
She continues, noting that "the play itself is pretty chaotic, so channeling that energy has been fun. Make sure to watch out for what characters are doing in the background."
So, if the month of October is looking a little glum for activities, try giving the Erie Playhouse a visit. A great date night, mother-daughter night, or just a "Treat Yourself" night out. Spooky season vibes, without being too spooky.
Oct. 14 through 30 // Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. // Erie Playhouse, 13 West 10 St. // $17-$27.50 // All Ages // For tickets and more information including full showtimes, go to erieplayhouse.org