40 Prospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Date Idea, Performing Arts
A Murder, A Mansion of Suspects, A Few More Murders, A Pile Of Weapons And No Script To Be Found.
ClueProv: A Comedy of Murders is a fully improvised murder mystery in the style of the beloved 1985 movie and 1949 board game. The characters are created in seconds at the start of the show. Their backstories, beliefs and relationships develop as they explore the sprawling mansion. And after the murder, they put on their detective hats and contend with secrets as they are revealed in real time to great and shocking effect.
Though the show pays homage to a well-known movie and game, the goal of the show is to find out how improvisation can enhance the nature of mystery-based storytelling. The interplay between the genuine surprise of the improviser and the theatrical surprise of the character will be a major source of focus in the artistic vision of the show. The exploration of surprise through collective storytelling will make Improvised Clue more than just fun satire!