Wego Drama welcomes all to Clue whodunit


The Clue promotional poster.

By Philip Calabrese, Reporter

Wego Drama is showcasing the hysterical comedy and whodunit mystery Clue November 4-6 in the West Chicago Community High School auditorium.  

Clue is a murder mystery (based on the long-standing board game of the same name) that will have the audience guessing who is lying and who is telling the truth.  The play, written by Sandy Rustin, revolves around a group of individuals invited to a mansion. When they arrive, something does not seem quite right. Then, a murder occurs. No one is safe, and no one can be trusted. 

The director of Clue, English teacher Mark Begovich, described the play as “a whodunit, but more importantly it’s a fun comedy for everyone to enjoy.” 

Director Mark Begovich talks to the gathered company.

There are a good number of preparations under way for the upcoming performance. An intricate set must be built in order to showcase the fast action and intense mystery of the show. This set moves around in order to get the perspectives of different rooms and environments. Additionally, many weapons must be added as props for the characters potentially involved in the murder, who include Scarlet, Plum, Peacock, White, Green and Mustard.

Sophomore Sasha Baumgartner said, “I already know it’s going to be really fun.”

With 38 cast and crew involved, many new and old members have joined to get together for this upcoming play. Rehearsals began on September 11, and now students are excited to open the play in just a few weeks.

Senior and fourth-year Wego drama member Vinny Lamantia described the show as “just fast paced and high end energy intensity. It’s very very fun.”

The company of Clue will be working to reach their vision. The witty play will be presented the first weekend in November. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults, which can be purchased at the door or www.wegotheatre.com  All students, staff and community members are invited to attend to see the suspense and laugh-out-loud moments on stage. 

Philip Calabrese