San Francisco Playhouse brings the beloved board game Clue to the stage in a “farce-meets-murder mystery.”
Murder and blackmail are on the menu as six mysterious guests arrive at Boddy Manor for an unusual dinner party. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects and race to find the killer as the body count rises. Based on the cult-hit 1985 film which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue was deemed “a welcome throwback to an era of physical comedy” by The New York Times.
According to theater publicists, this comedy whodunit “should leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to solve the mystery.”
Directed by San Francisco Playhouse Co-Founder and Producing Director Susi Damilano, Clue will perform March 9 – April 22, 2023 at San Francisco Playhouse, 450 Post Street. For tickets ($15-$100) and more information, the public may visit sfplayhouse.org or call the box office at 415-677-9596.
Director Susi Damilano helms a starry cast of theatre talents who personify the game’s iconic characters.
Bay Area theatre veteran Stacy Ross returns to San Francisco Playhouse as Mrs. Peacock, the batty wife of a Senator. Seen in San Francisco Playhouse productions of Bauer, Coraline, First Day of School, Coronado, and The Smell of the Kill, Ross has also starred in productions at other Bay Area’s leading theatres including American Conservatory Theater, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, California Shakespeare Theater, Magic Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre, and Aurora Theatre Company.
Bay Area theatre veteran Michael Gene Sullivan returns to San Francisco Playhouse as Professor Plum, an academic Casanova. Recently seen in As You Like It, his previous appearances at the Playhouse include Twelfth Night, Groundhog Day, She Loves Me, Stage Kiss, and Dogfight. Other acting credits include American Conservatory Theater, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, California Shakespeare Company, Denver Center Theatre Company, Marin Theatre Company, Aurora Theatre Company, African-American Shakespeare Company, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, and Magic Theatre, among many others. He has also been an actor, playwright, director, and Collective Member of the Tony award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe, where he has written, acted in, and/or directed over thirty productions over the past 30 years.
Returning to the Playhouse where she was seen in Seared and Jerusalem, Courtney Walsh will play Miss Scarlet, a madam who is privy to plenty of secrets. Walsh has performed in ten countries around the globe. Her Bay Area appearances include Marin Theatre Company, Cutting Ball Theater, We Players, New Conservatory Theatre Center, Z Space, 3Girls Theatre, and Stanford Repertory Theater. She has won Theatre Bay Area Awards for Outstanding Performance, Production, Directing, and Ensemble. Mother Lear, a work she co-created, will be released soon as a film, and she will be seen as the Wicked Witch in American Conservatory Theater’s The Wizard of Oz this Summer.
Last seen at the Playhouse in Ideation, Michael Ray Wisely returns to San Francisco Playhouse as Colonel Mustard, a pompous military man. Wisely has performed at theatres including 59e59 Theaters (NYC), Teatro Santa Ana, Aurora Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Magic Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, Center Repertory Company, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Marin Shakespeare Company, Sierra Repertory Theatre, Shotgun Players, San Jose Stage Company, and African-American Shakespeare Company.