MSU Theatre Presents Hilarious Whodunit Inspired by Iconic Movie and Game ‘Clue’

Drawing inspiration from the beloved 1985 Paramount Pictures motion picture and the classic Hasbro board game, Michigan State University’s Department of Theatre presents Clue on Oct. 6-8 and Oct. 11-15 at the Pasant Theatre in the Wharton Center for Performing Arts.  

Clue will transport audiences to a remote mansion where six enigmatic guests gather for a dinner party filled with intrigue, murder, and blackmail. When their host meets an untimely demise, each guest becomes a suspect, setting the stage for a hilarious and suspenseful whodunit. 

Photo of three people with a black background looking at one another.
Anna Yarnal (left) as Mrs. Peacock, Christopher Eastland (center) as Wadsworth, and Joie Culligan (right) as Yvette.

Based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn and written by Sandy Rustin, this show promises to leave both die-hard fans and newcomers in stitches as they attempt to unravel the mystery of WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT! 

“From our first family game night to multiple viewings of the cult-classic film, we’ve each experienced the ridiculous joy of Clue in our lives,” said Director and Associate Professor of Media Acting Ryan Patrick Welsh. “The artful telling of this particular story now transcends these common experiences and comes to life on the stage. This show has brought immense and ridiculous joy to the lives of our students and we’re looking forward to sharing it with audiences.” 

Tickets for Clue are available online at, at the Wharton Center box office, or by calling 1-800-WHARTON.   

Performance Dates 

  • Friday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. 
  • Sunday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. 
  • Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. 
  • Friday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. 
  • Saturday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. 
  • Sunday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m.

Ticket Pricing:

  • General Admission: $25
  • Seniors and Faculty: $20 
  • Students: $10 

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