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CLUE: the Play, SF


 

IMPOSSIBLE PRODUCTIONS presents the
ENCORE PRESENTATION of
CLUE: the Play
What’s a body to do?

WHEN:
Fridays and Saturdays @ 8pm
Sept. 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25
PLEASE NOTE: These are the corrected showtimes.

WHERE:
The Dark Room Theater
2263 Mission Street, SF, between 18th & 19th

TICKETS:
$15 at the door;
$13 at www.acteva.com/go/impprod
or search under “clue”

INFO:
www.cluetheplay.4t.com
415.401.7987

SAN 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 (07/09/04).

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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IMPOSSIBLE 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.

CAMERON ENG
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 Hitchhiker’s 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.

ERIN OHANNESON
art director, costume designer & sometimes producer
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 bright. Sigh...

JIM FOURNIADIS
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 DANIEL
Wadsworth
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 (uphillbothways.com), 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 SIPILA
Yvette
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 A. SMITH
Colonel Mustard
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 BOWER
Mrs. White
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
Mrs. Peacock
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.

SEANETTA
Mr. Green
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 TOBIN
Miss Scarlet
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.

PETER DOTY
Professor Plum
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 ROBSON
Mr. Body
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 November.

MICAH PILKINGTON
Mrs. Ho, 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.

COLIN BENOIT
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 ADAMS
stage manager
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.

TY MCKENZIE
lighting designer
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 FRAME
light tech
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 Cameron.

 


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CLUE: THE REVIEW
by Sr. Dana Van Iquity
of the BAY TIMES

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WADSWORTH
THE BUTLER

GET YOUR
WADSWORTH

 



YVETTE THE MAID
AMERICAN MAID?

 



COLONEL MUSTARD
WILL HE CUT IT?

 



MRS. WHITE
SHE'S AT THE END
OF HER ROPE

 



MRS. PEACOCK
WHO RUFFLED HER FEATHERS?

 



MR. GREEN
IT'S NOT EASY
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MS. SCARLET

IS SHE SEEING RHETT?

 



PROF. PLUM
HE'S NOT A
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MR. BODY
EVERY BODY
LOVES A MYSTERY

 



MRS. HO
HO DOWN!