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Box office open for SAAC's 'Clue'

by Bradly Gill | October 11, 2021 at 12:00 a.m.

The South Arkansas Arts Center box office is now open for the upcoming production of "Clue: On Stage."

Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, "Clue" is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery.

The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects.

Led by Wadsworth -- the butler -- Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up.

"Clue" is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out who did it, where and with what.

"I really like the scene where Colonel Mustard and Wadsworth go through the bit about whether or not 'there is someone else in this house'. I think the comedic element of the miscommunication is extremely universal to the human condition, in that it highlights just how easily people can miscommunicate even when they are trying to get on the same page. You just can't help but laugh," said Kenneth Burns, who plays Mr. Boddy in the SAAC production. "If you like comedy mixed in with a bit of mystery, then you'll want to see this show. This cast is talented, the chemistry is on point and if you've never seen this before, you will not regret it!"

Show dates are Oct. 22 through 24, Oct. 28 and Oct. 30 and 31. Shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 22, 23, 28 and 30, and matinee performances are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 23, 24 and 31. On Oct. 23, there will be performances at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.

SAAC will host a champagne reception on opening night before the show, beginning at 7 p.m. in the gallery. All seats are $20 that night.

SAAC is also hosting a "Colors and Costume Night" on Saturday, Oct. 30, to add a little fun to the show on Halloween Eve.

"If you'd like, we'd love for you to come dressed as your favorite character from the game or the movie or come dressed in a solid color showing your support for that character," said "Clue" Director Rhett Davis.

Tickets cost $5 for students; $10 for SAAC members; and $20 for general public.

For more information on or to make reservations for this slapstick show, call the SAAC office at 870-862-5474 or visit saac-arts.org.

SAAC is located at 110 E. 5th St. in El Dorado.

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