Remember the game, Clue?   It was Col. Mustard with the lead pipe in the library!  The murder-mystery detective board game goes back to 1949.   The game has even been made into a movie and a play, and the Battle Creek Central Theater Department is staging it February 15th thru 17th.   But this Saturday, February 9th, the students are doing something creative to publicize the show.  They're holding a "Life Size Board Clue Game."

Clue-DW Bear, EBay

The idea comes from and set designer and stage manager Reanne Beatty, a senior at Battle Creek Central.

"I council at a summer camp for kids, a spy and secret agent camp.  I made a life sized Clue board game then "  Beattie says when she found out the school was producing the show "Clue", she enhanced the life sized game to use as a pre-event for advertising the show.  "As people play through the board game, they'll get to interact with the actors."

Beattie was a a guest on the 95.3 WBCK Morning Show with Tim Collins, along with student director Johnny Mosely and actors Katerina Jones, Corrina Miller and Adam Brown.

Mosely says Clue is "a comedic mystery play. It's really wild.  It's really wacky and it's pretty fun to watch."

Miller says it's a very physical show.  "There is a lot of running, and a lot of it is in heels."

The McQuiston Learning Center will be transformed into the scene of the crime on Saturday.  Individuals or teams will play the game during 2-hour sessions at 10am, 1pm and 6pm.  Cost is only $3 per person, or just $2 each for teams of 4 to 6 players. You can get tickets at the door or message through their Facebook Page.

The show will be staged February 15th thru 17th also at McQuiston Learning Center, 100 West Van Buren Street in Battle Creek.

Tickets for the show are $5, $4 for kids 1-10 and Senior Citizens.

Check out a 1956 version of the Clue board game on eBay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Parker-Brothers-CLUE-Classic-Detective-Board-GAME-1956-Complete/192815349802?epid=14023955528&hash=item2ce4b0c02a:g:vkgAAOSwg5FcCZIf