From board game to high school play

HHS Theatre performs “Clue” with an overwhelmingly satisfied audience.


A. Le

Family members and friends congratulate the Clue cast.

By Amanda Le

The curtains are drawn back. The characters are introduced while “Bang!” by AJR plays. The “Clue” play is based on the popular board game that is currently owned by Hasbro. The shows took place on Nov. 8, 9, and 10 in the Performing Arts Center at HHS.

“This cast has so many people that are so close to each other, but it’s still a small cast,” senior R.J. Gallano, who plays Mr. Boddy, said. “It’s really unique in that way because we all know where we come from, and where we’re going with our talents and acting.”

Mr. Boddy was killed in the middle of the first part of the play. Gallano described the play as tiring because most of the time he was sleeping on the floor.

“There were a lot of moving parts that were very difficult to work with and scene changes that were very fast compared to the other shows,” sophomore Addyson Oates said.

Many of the tech crew mentioned how it was this show, in particular, that was harder to manage because of how fast everything is.

Many would agree that the actors did an amazing job. The show was full of twists and turns. The expressions of the cast were greatly exaggerated as almost if it was cartoonish. The set could have been better as on the first day one of the sets broke. The play was a great comedy for high schoolers and adults.

“It’s one of those things where we have such a close cast because it’s so small, and we all know each other so well, that we just have fun with it,” senior Zach Ulmer, who plays Mr. Green, said.