Hillsboro H.S. presents ‘Clue’


Play based on board game takes stage Friday, Saturday, Sunday

By Jeff Gilliland - jgilliland@timesgazette.com



Members of the Hillsboro High School cast of the play “Clue” that will be presented Friday, Saturday and Sunday are shown Wednesday with Hillsboro Mayor Drew Hastings, seated, in his office. The cast members, from left, are Gideon Pickering-Polstra, Duncan Pickering-Polstra, Simon Gabel, Celena Carter, Madeleine Lueders, Aubrey Vance, Michael Ferguson and Nyssa Reno.

Members of the Hillsboro High School cast of the play “Clue” that will be presented Friday, Saturday and Sunday are shown Wednesday with Hillsboro Mayor Drew Hastings, seated, in his office. The cast members, from left, are Gideon Pickering-Polstra, Duncan Pickering-Polstra, Simon Gabel, Celena Carter, Madeleine Lueders, Aubrey Vance, Michael Ferguson and Nyssa Reno.


Hillsboro High School’s opening dramatic production of the 2018-19 school year, a high school adaption of the Paramount Pictures motion picture “Clue” that is based on the board game, will be presented Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the HHS Auditeria.

The play starts at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Presale tickets (reserved seating) can be purchased at the high school during the school day and at Parent-Teacher Conferences at the high school and middle school on Thursday, Nov. 15 until 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets can also be purchased at the door with first-come, first-served seating.

“It has all of the characters from the board game, they have all the same weapons, somebody’s killed, and it’s like a race to find out who did it,” said Laura Pickering-Polstra, who is helping organize the play.

The play is directed by Jenna and Jeff Horick, with costume design and creation by Sandy Cruea, and set design by Jeff Horick.

“It’s really fast-paced and extremely funny,” Pickering-Polstra said. “It would even be fun for little kids. There is one scene that’s a little scary, but there’s no blood or anything. There’s lots of little quips that adults will really get, but kids would probably think are funny, too.”

The cast includes Gideon Pickering-Polstra as Wadsworth; Simon Gabel as Mr. Green; Andrea Archie as Miss Scarlett; Duncan Pickering-Polstra as Professor Plum; Nyssa Reno as Mrs. Peacock; Celena Carter as Mrs. White; Michael Ferguson as Colonel Mustard; Sydney Sears as Mr. Boddy; Madeleine Lueders as Yvette; Haven Young as The Motorist; Sydney Sears as The Cop; Emmy Newman as The Cook; Caydence McClendon as a The Reporter; Aubree Vance as The Singing Telegram Girl; Sammy Parker, Sara Gabel and Payton Howell as FBI agents; and Sammy Parker and Payton Howell as mysterious dark figures.

Rebecca Rust is the stage manager, Ethan Brown is the assistant stage manager, and Annaliese Fite is the light and sound booth coordinator.

The crew includes Abby Archie, Hayley Boone, Nevaeh Colville, Sarah Gabel, Payton Howell, Christopher Jacky, Aidan Kirk, Ethan Kirk, Caydence McClendon, Abigail Van Brocklin and Madison Younker.

Set construction was done by Jeff Horick, Jenna Horick, Mark Holmes, Logan Sparks, Lindsey Yuellig, Nathan Yuellig, Jodie Gabel and Jon Polstra.

Reach Jeff Gilliland at 937-402-2522.

Members of the Hillsboro High School cast of the play “Clue” that will be presented Friday, Saturday and Sunday are shown Wednesday with Hillsboro Mayor Drew Hastings, seated, in his office. The cast members, from left, are Gideon Pickering-Polstra, Duncan Pickering-Polstra, Simon Gabel, Celena Carter, Madeleine Lueders, Aubrey Vance, Michael Ferguson and Nyssa Reno.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2018/11/web1_Mayor-Clue-pic.jpgMembers of the Hillsboro High School cast of the play “Clue” that will be presented Friday, Saturday and Sunday are shown Wednesday with Hillsboro Mayor Drew Hastings, seated, in his office. The cast members, from left, are Gideon Pickering-Polstra, Duncan Pickering-Polstra, Simon Gabel, Celena Carter, Madeleine Lueders, Aubrey Vance, Michael Ferguson and Nyssa Reno.
Play based on board game takes stage Friday, Saturday, Sunday

By Jeff Gilliland

jgilliland@timesgazette.com