CLUE special events will take place at the Mercury Theater Chicago in October
Mercury Theater will bring fun experiences to audiences with its upcoming production of the detective and crime comedy Clue, based on the iconic comedy film and classic board game. Clue, directed by L. Walter Stearns, runs from October 13, 2022 through January 1, 2023 at the Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue.
L. Walter Stearns comments, “To date, CLUE has the most anticipated sales in the history of Mercury Theater Chicago. There’s a huge appetite for this hilarious murder mystery story, and Mercury Theater Chicago is pleased to provide fun activities to enhance and expand the experience beyond the stage.”
Clue-related activities at the Mercury Theater include:
Play the board game
Come to Venus Cabaret up to an hour before showtime and play the Hasbro CLUE board game that has been delighting families since 1943. The game is for 2-6 players and recommended for ages 8 and up. It takes a few minutes to learn and a typical game lasts around 20 minutes. CLUE board games can be borrowed before the show.
Are you more Sherlock Holmes or Ace Ventura? Mercury Theater Chicago has developed a dozen mini mysteries. Go to Venus Cabaret and with each purchase, you will receive a mini mystery. Take five minutes to read the mystery and test your detective skills, then check in with the Venus Cabaret bartender to see how you did.
Limited Edition CLUE Suspect Cards
Get an exclusive set of CLUE cards featuring actors from the Mercury Theater Chicago as suspects in the CLUE game. Collect the game cards and you can play CLUE at home with our cast of characters. Playing cards are free with any purchase at the souvenir stand. Collect all six for a full game.
CLUE Trivia – Sundays at 7pm
CLUE is all about observation. Sign up for Venus Cabaret for CLUE Trivia, Sunday nights at 7 p.m. Questions are based on the live show, movie, and board game. Test your perception against the biggest CLUE fans in Chicagoland.
Disguised Halloween – October 28-30, 2022
Celebrate Halloween weekend at CLUE, October 28-30, 2022. Audiences are invited to dress up and add to the mystery of the show. The best dressed will be chosen by the Mercury Theater team and receive prizes, exclusive CLUE merchandise and cocktails at Venus Cabaret.
Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount film inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, CLUE is a hilarious prank and murder mystery. The story begins in an isolated mansion, where six mysterious guests gather for an unusual dinner where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host is found dead, they all become suspects. Led by Wadsworth – the Butler, Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard rush to find the killer as the body count mounts. CLUE is the comedy thriller that will leave cult fans and newcomers alike as they try to figure out… WHO did it, WHERE and with WHAT!
This Chicago premiere of CLUE is adapted from Jonathan Lynn and Sandy Rustin’s beloved film, with additional material from Hunter Foster and Eric Price, original music by Michael Holland, and directed by executive producer Walter Stearns. Mercury Theater’s CLUE creative team also includes Bob Knuth (Scenic Designer), Marquecia Jordan (Costume Designer), G. “Max” Maxin IV (Lighting Designer), Kurt Snieckus (Sound Designer), Jonathan Berg- Einhorn (property designer), Keith Ryan (wig designer), Rachel West (lighting supervisor), Tristan Tom (wardrobe supervisor), and Keely Vasquez (casting associate). The production manager is Richard Lundy, the production manager is Johnnie Schleyer, the assistant manager is Rachel Campbell and the assistant director is Tommy Novak.
The cast of CLUE includes Patrick Byrnes (Mr. Boddy), McKinley Carter (Mrs. White), Andrew Jessop (Professor Plum), Mark David Kaplan (Wadsworth), Andrew MacNaughton (Ensemble), Kelvin Roston, Jr. (Mr. Green) , Erica Stephan (Miss Scarlet), Tiffany T. Taylor (Yvette), Nancy Wagner (Mrs. Peacock), Honey West (Ensemble) and Jonah Winston (Colonel Mustard). The stunt doubles include Peter Ferneding and Brie McClellan.
Tickets for Clue, priced from $35 to $85, are on sale now at the box office, 3745 N. Southport Avenue in Chicago, www.mercurytheaterchicago.com.