An overall look at this year’s play: Clue

LSHS’s 2022 production was a massive success, high in both attendance and in quality.


Emilie James

A Total Success: One of the posters for the play, Clue, displays the main cast of the performance. It was executed well- from props and sets to its casting. “It’s pretty inspiring, I think, that people my age were able to accomplish something like this,” junior Bella Maxwell said.

The Lake Stevens High School production of Clue this year was impressive to say the least. Clue is a murder mystery board game, movie, and play. To summarize, six people were selected to attend a dinner party at the secluded mansion of a man who has blackmailed them all because of their dark secrets.

When they arrive, they are greeted by a butler, a cook, and a maid, and are given code names- Mrs. White, Miss Scarlet, Mrs. Peacock, Mr. Green, Colonel Mustard, and Professor Plum. At first, it seems like a normal dinner party, but it takes a turn when they are all suddenly involved in a murder case with no known motive or perpetrator.

There is a lot of work that goes into these plays – it’s not just the hours of memorizing and practicing from the cast members you see on the stage. There are dozens of people who have worked on the sets every day after school, sometimes even until 5pm.

“It was pretty hard work, but I think it really paid off,” junior Madison Bilbruck, a member of the crew said.

The casting, backgrounds, props and the preparations were all executed perfectly to produce LSHS’s 2022 performance.

“The play was really good! I’m pretty impressed with how it all came together,” junior Bella Maxwell, who went to see one of the shows said.

The play was also a farewell to the seniors involved in theater and crew. It is a bittersweet thing for them as this was their last high school project, and some of them will continue this passion into college as well, and maybe even beyond.

“[The seniors this year] really are good, and I think that’s reflected in the work you can see on the stage,” Maxwell said.

Congrats and good luck to those seniors!

Attendance was high each night of the play, and with good reactions from the attendees.

“I’m really happy so many people came out to see our work this year. It really just felt so good to see that many seats filled every time,” says Bilbruck.

It was refreshing to see that the school went for a lesser known story, instead of the classics like Beauty and the Beast, Romeo and Juliet, and other generic, outdated plays. Clue is something people usually only know of as a board game, if they know it at all, so that makes this one unique.