Park is at the scene of the crime

Theater puts on ‘Clue’

“Clue” is Park’s final play of the 2022–2023 school year, with showtimes this past weekend in Park’s auditorium. According to director Jodi Schifsky, seeing the play come together is a satisfying process.

“It went really well, we had great audiences, they were really responsive,” Schifsky said. “There was great energy, both from the cast and crew and then the audience as well. I couldn’t be more pleased with how things went. 

According to senior and thespian co-president Abby Baudhuin, “Clue” involved technical elements unlike any other play at Park.

“It’s definitely a very tech-heavy show,” Baudhuin said. “It’s the most technically-intricate show that I’ve done since I’ve been here, but our crew has done a really good job.”

Sophomore stage manager Alyssa Johannes said that one challenge “Clue” presented was juggling all of its separate elements. 

“There’s so many set pieces and so many props,” Johannes said. “So there’s a lot of things that the crew’s done for a while, and they’ve been really good at it and

getting ready.” 

Schifsky said, aside from the exciting technical aspects, this production is special to her since it’s a story she’s loved since childhood. 

“I’ve been obsessed with this movie since I was a kid and now we get a chance to bring it to life in our own slightly varied stage adaptation,” Schifsky said. “It’s a really fun show with a lot of great energy and some tech tricks that we’re doing to bring it to life.”

According to Baudhuin, the play is very fast-paced and engaging, and will keep the audience on the edges of their seats.

“It’s really exciting, and there’s all these twists and turns,” Baudhuin said. “It’s funny, it’s dramatic and it’s really good.”

As the last show of the year, Schifsky said “Clue” was an exciting finish, but simultaneously sad as the cast said goodbye to graduating seniors.

“It’s always bittersweet, because it’s like, ‘Oh, we get to celebrate everything that they’ve done,’” Schifsky said. “But knowing that this was their

last show onstage with us, we always worry we’re not going to have anybody next year, but we always have a new batch that learn in their shadows and step into the spotlight next year.”