High School Actors Get a Creative ‘Clue’

High School Actors Get a Creative ‘Clue’
The high school took a creative tack for this year’s winter play, “Clue,” which started out as a murder mystery board game in 1949, and was later made into a movie in 1985. Guided by director Kristen Wallace, the school’s dramatic arts students adapted the movie for the stage, including a multimedia element in which the students filmed sections of the story at the Scully Mansion at Seatuck and then integrated these prerecorded segments into the live performance.

The cast included Nolan Maggio as Wadsworth, Tori DiTomasso as Mrs. Peacock, Michael Colombo as Colonel Mustard, Saraphina Morano as Mrs. White, Evan Hytner as Professor Plum, Madi Steddick as Miss Scarlet, Aashish Joshi as Mr. Green and Alexa Bellotti as Yvette.

The production also included mug shots of each character on display in the lobby, and participation cards for the audience to help them solve the murders. The Deer Park Arts Council provided a step and repeat banner in the lobby, giving the evening the feel of a red carpet cinema event.

"Adapting a movie transcript for the stage was a difficult task,” said Wallace. “The students were so enthusiastic about developing such rich and iconic characters, and the cast and crew worked tirelessly to bring this show to life. I am so proud.”