CLUE: the Play
What’s a body to do?
Fridays and Saturdays @ 8pm
Sept. 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25
PLEASE NOTE: These are the corrected
The Dark Room
2263 Mission Street, SF, between 18th & 19th
$15 at the door;
$13 at www.acteva.com/go/impprod
or search under “clue”
FRANCISCO, CA — Another
chance to get a CLUE! After an entirely sold out run this summer,
Impossible Proudctions presents an encore of this hysterical play.
“I might suggest wearing Depends, because
you are quite liable to pee your own pants with laughter,”
writes Sr. Dana Van Iquity in Bay Times
Secrets! Lies! Blackmail! Murder!
What’s a body to do? Join in the original farce whodunit cocktail
party turned multiple homicides that will leave you guessing! CLUE:
the Play is the stage adaptation of the cult movie classic written
by Jonathan Lynn, which is the film adaptation of the popular Parker
Bros board game, featuring six suspicious characters, six deadly
weapons, nine sinister rooms and one killer evening.
On a dark and stormy evening in
late 1954, amidst the intrigue and paranoia of the McCarthy era,
Wadsworth the butler, and Yvette the maid, welcome six politically-vulnerable
and pseudonymed guests (Col.
Mustard, Mrs. White, Ms. Scarlet, Prof. Plum, Mr. Green and Mrs.
Peacock) to a swanky mansion for a mysterious cocktail party. Wadsworth
reveals that they have all been gathered to confront their blackmailer,
the enigmatic Mr. Body. A shot in the dark and Mr.
Body’s body leave them all
with a new problem; they
must discover which one of them
is the killer before the police arrive! So now, to protect their
reputations and prevent the body count from rising, they must work
together to find the answer to those three burning questions: Who
did it? Where? And with what?
Now it’s your turn to take a stab in the dark to predict the
murderer. Come see the show and cast your vote on different, surprise
mystery endings. We promise one killer evening.
CLUE runs Fridays and Saturdays
@ 8pm, SEPT 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25 at the Dark Room Theater,
2263 Mission Street, SF, between 18th and 19th. PLEASE
NOTE: These are the corrected showtimes.
CLUE: the Play is an Impossible
Production, directed by Cameron Eng & Jim Fourniadis and produced
by Erin Ohanneson & Cameron Eng, and stars: Jack Daniel,
Maura Sipila, John Smith, Nancy Bower, Dave
McKew, Seanetta, Jacinta
Tobin, Peter Doty, David Robson, Micah Pilkington, and Colin Benoit.
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PRODUCTIONS, and our new home The Dark Room, is a comfortable place
for anyone to come to when they have ideas—big or small—and
nowhere to realize them. We're a tad more off-beat than community
theatre and a skosh more accessible than many artist cooperatives.
We welcome both high concepts and low brow sensibilities; we try
hard to not to take ourselves too seriously and invite you to do
the same. Come join us for an hour or two and forget for a minute
how troublesome the world can be. We're saving a seat for you.
producer & director
CLUE: the Play is
Cameron’s first stab at theater; so it is with great pride
that Impossible Productions has brought this killer scheme to life.
With more enthusiasm than know-how, he’s helped IP bring you
Guide to the Galaxy:the Play and Twilight
Zone: the Plays. When he’s got the time to kill,
Cameron usually produces events like the mainstage at Halloween
in the Castro and KLUBSTiTUTE
KOLLECTiVE’s annual Faux Queen Pageant for Drag Queens
Trapped in Real Women's Bodies. He would like to thank Jim, Erin,
Ty, Melinda, the over the top notch actors who have made this production
larger than life (and death), all the friends who have supported
this endeavor and his brand new husband, Terrance. Without all their
love, support, talent and brilliance, none of us would have a CLUE.
art director, costume designer &
Hi, this is Erin. I've done lots and lots of props,
set decorating and costuming for film, tv, video and stage. Ask
me if you want to hear details and amusing anecdotes from my past.
All that stuff has prepared me for doing the very fun job of costumes
on CLUE. Do you like them? I hope so. I'm really, really
happy with how they came out. Opening The
Dark Room Theater has been LOTS of very hard, dirty work...but
it's been worth it. Jim and I started Impossible Productions because
it feels like together we can do almost anything. The future looks
director, sound tech & set builder
Jim has been acting, directing, singing, engineering,
writing and producing for over two decades now. In two years as
manager of the late, beloved club, Spanganaga,
he helmed such successful shows as Dr. Strangelove, Hitchhiker’s
Guide to the Galaxy: the Play and Twilight
Zone: the Plays. After helping Cameron realize his dream
bringing CLUE to the stage, his next project was an original
play featuring Bill Griffith's pointy sage, Zippy the Pinhead. If
all goes well he plans on finally purchasing that oxygen chamber.
Jack hails from New Jersey and has lived in San Francisco
for almost four years. He co-started the Sedentary Productions theater
group in Washington, DC before coming to California. He has acted
in many plays, including the works of Peter Schaffer, Edward Albee,
David Mamet, and William Shakespeare. He has starred in the feature-length
comedy film Eat Me, appears in a number of shorts and industrial
works, and has performed on television several times. He is part
of the popular San Francisco sketch comedy group Uphill Both Ways
which performs quite often around town. His last non-UBW theater
performance was in Jim Fourniadis' Terror at 20,000 Feet
in Spanganga Theater's cycle of Twilight
Zone: the Plays.
Maura is a real live San Francisco native. When she's
not flouncing around the stage in a frilly costume, she's singing
with her women's early music ensemble, Ars Cantus, which recently
recorded their second CD. An accomplished singer, she trained with
the San Francisco Girls Chorus, where she also performed with the
San Francisco Opera Chorus (Parsifal), The San Francisco Symphony
(Carmina Burana), and performed for Gorbachev, all by the age of
12. Aside from music and ridiculous French accents, her talents
extend to cooking fabulous meals, writing witty and accessible cooking
columns, painting strange and abstract images and collecting piercings.
Johnny, an actor and voice over artist, studied theater
in the Midwest while pursuing a career in radio and television journalism.
Voiceover work took him to Las Vegas where he worked steadily for
7 years. Since relocating to the Bay Area 8 years ago, Johnny has
been seen in both live theater and on film. Most recently, he played
the role of Romney in The Obsolete Man in Twilight
Zone: the Plays at Spanganga as well as Garrin in No
Exit and Lord Henry Wotton in The Picture of Dorian Gray.
Film credits include Dog House, Russian Roulette
and the feature film Alice in Storage Land currently in
production. Johnny is thrilled about playing the crusty and sometimes
confused Col. Mustard.
Nancy is very happy to have met Lady Erin and Sir
Jim before Spanganga closed its doors. She's also honored to be
breaking in the Dark
Room and to be a part of Cameron's high school dream of directing
CLUE. Nancy's recent stage roles include Mariane in Tartuffe
and a tender lovin' minister in Twilight
Zone's The Obsolete Man. She is currently working on two
independent feature movies and a performance that will take her
to NYC in September. Now, it's just a matter of doing a don't-frickin'-laugh-dance
before hitting the stage. Yes, this production has been rather fun…
Dave McKew grew up in NH and attended Cornell University
where he was a charter member of the SKITS-O-PHRENICS, Cornell's
sketch comedy troupe. He moved to SF in 2000, and in 2001 co-founded
the local sketch comedy group Uphill Both Ways. UBW's next show,
Tortoise Attraction, comes to Union Square for seven weekends
this summer (info: uphillbothways.com).
Formerly bearish, Dave shaved his beard to play Mrs. Peacock, who
looks exactly like his mother. An avid Madonna fan, Dave will see
5 Madonna concerts in 3 cities this summer.
Hot off the flippers of the Impossible Production
of Zippy: the Pinhead as the "odious" Mr. Toad
and Snowman, seanetta would like to quote another amphibious thespian,
"It's not easy being green!" But thanks to the tremendous
outpouring of unsolicited accolades from the entire cast, crew,
production, ad nausea of Clue: the Play, she was barely
able to pull it off. A moment of silence please, dear audience as
we pay our respects to Sean McGinn, whose sudden & questionable
disappearance created a much coveted vacancy in this remounted train
wreck of a production. Now back to seanetta, besides being schooled
(Dell 'Arte) in the fine arts of scene eatery and buffoonery, she
can be found lap/pole dancing for Gay-Glo
and as a hand fluffer for the Puppet Fister Theatre, (demonstrations
provided upon request). In this election year, the true question
tonight dear ladies and gentlemen is not who won it, but who done
it. VOTE GREEN!
Jacinta’s first love is theatre, having begun
acting, writing and directing plays and sketches in her early teens
in Ireland. She starred in many Irish theatre productions and won
numerous awards in National drama festivals. Her more recent training
includes The School for Film Acting in Sydney Australia and Marcia
Kimmel’s Next Stage in San Francisco. She took part in Independent
film productions in Australia, had bit parts in popular shows and
even starred in a tampon commercial where she got to jog, skate
and play tennis! Jacinta also hosted a Motorsports television show
in Ireland and Brittan called RPM. She didn’t know
anything about cars so she suspects she was the token female.
Previous to CLUE, the highlights of Peter’s
acting career included a close up in Oliver Stone’s the Doors
wearing daisies in his beard and organizing street theater events
with the San
Francisco Cacophony Society. He was featured in a San Francisco
Bay Guardian cover story as on e of the Bay Area’s top Culture
Jammers. Peter is also a fine art photographer, and has exhibited
his photographs and photo-collages in over sixteen galleries in
five states, including several solo shows in New York City. His
other artistic medias include paining with oils and watercolors,
printmaking, and tie-dye; as well as being a filmmaker and recording
artist. Originally from Maine, Peter lives in Haight-Ashbury district
where here enjoys his career as a bohemian bon vivant and dandy.
David was last seen on stage in his solo performance
NIGHT PEOPLE at Noh Space. He is currently seizing the
advantages of unemployment to work on his own projects, including
comic books scripts and a stage adaptation of the 1952 exotica noir
film MACAO, which will be presented at the Dark Room in
Singing Telegram Girl, Understudy
Micah Pilkington writes and performs around the city,
most recently appearing in Twilight
Zone:the Plays and at the Full Moon Salon. Her hobbies
include optimism, brevity, and lime drops. The eyepatch she wears
as Mrs. Ho is on loan from the pirate store at 826
Valencia, a fine establishment where you can shop for books
and perfume as well.
Motorist, Cop and Evangelist
Colin comes to us from... you guessed it, Uphill
Both Ways (I'm sure you're sick of hearing about that by now).
He has years of experience as a motorist, which made him an ideal
candidate for that role.
Melinda came to San Francisco from New Orleans in
1988 to study Communications Arts/ Broadcasting and just fell in
love with the arts scene in SF. Since 1988, she has worked a bit
in radio, television, theater, publications, and series of short
and odd jobs. She has done such things as been a hostess for Popcorn
Anti Theater, made a documentary Why Should I Live?
for the 72 hour project, done some an erotica writing for insidebay.com,
been a board member of Venue
9, and run independent artist how to workshop series and a Rough
Cut Film Festival. One of her true loves is event producing and
that Melinda has shown this in event assistance for the Sisters
of Perpetual Indulgence, drag queen and drag king groups, burlesque
troupes, sex workers, and underground art. She has produced and
stage managed for over 100 events and mothered and nagged 1,000s
of artist. She has never meet a creative person she didn't like.
We last left Ty at Spanganga where she was gettin’
down and dirty in the now historical Blue Room. Her relentless desire
to overextend herself has brought her to The
Dark Room where she has taken on the reoccurring role of Technical/Light
Director. As usual, this relationship is not exclusive and she would
love to illuminate your world sometime soon.
RIck has affinity for the sf arts scene and trying
new things, so running the stage lighting seems like a good fit.
His previous experience with sliders and cues includes work as a
local deejay and mainstage sound at Halloween in the Castro.
Rick works as a programmer, utilizes his chemistry degree by tutoring
confused students, and enjoys late-night video game marathons with
by Terrance Alan
by Sr. Dana Van Iquity
of the BAY TIMES
to uncover a funnier, cornier bit of mystery theater and manic
melodrama. I challenge you: Get a clue!
WILL HE CUT IT?
SHE'S AT THE END
OF HER ROPE
WHO RUFFLED HER FEATHERS?
HE'S NOT A
LOVES A MYSTERY