Avonworth to present fall comedy - mystery

At rehearsal for the upcoming production of “Clue” are Avonworth High School cast members Kyra Carlson (on floor); front row, Erin Ove, Gabriella Walko, Carolyn Abramowich; and back row, David Binley, Garren Hoffman, Lucas McDonald, Summer Skillen, Drew McDowell. Photo by Tom Steiner for The Citizen

A little “preview” information for audiences attending Avonworth High School’s fall show -- “Clue” is a comedy-mystery with enough twists, turns and bizarre characters to keep theater-goers totally clueless right up to the final twists in the plot.

Following the formula for many comedy-mystery plots, the setting includes a gathering of strange guests at a dinner party being held in a strange house on a dark and stormy night. And, of course, there is a mysterious death, with not enough “clues” immediately available to figure out who might be responsible for the demise of the character who is the host of this bizarre dinner party gathering.

The plot is adapted from Jonathan Lynn’s screenplay for the Paramount film and from the Hasbro board game, both of the same name.

Directed by senior English teacher and veteran play and musical director Deborah Frauenholz, the show runs Nov. 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 17 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Senior citizen and student tickets are $6, and adult tickets are $8.

With the fall play traditionally staged “in-the-round” with on-stage audience seating, the show is nearly sold out. For ticket availability and reservations, contact Avonworthtickets@gmail.com.