College of The Albemarle announces 2022-23 COAST Players productions

Published 7:47 am Wednesday, September 28, 2022

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College of The Albemarle (COA) has announced the 2022-23 season for COA Student Theatre (COAST) Players. The fall production this year is “Clue: On Stage” and “Cinderella” will be the spring production with performance dates in March 2023.

“Clue: On Stage” is based on the Paramount film and the Hasbro board game; the stage show is adapted from the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn with additional material by Hunter Foster, Sandy Rustin and Eric Price. The show is described as a “murder-mystery comedy thriller” that follows six guests at a mysterious dinner party who find themselves implicated as murder suspects when their host becomes deceased. Wadsworth, the butler, leads Mrs. Peacock, Mr. Green, Colonel Mustard and other guests in an attempt to solve the mystery. Following the film’s footsteps, the project bills itself as a “comedy whodunit.”

Performance dates for “Clue: On Stage” include: October 27 at 10 a.m., October 28 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., October 29 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and October 30 at 2 p.m. This performance is recommended for audiences 13 years of age and older. Advance tickets are $19.50 for adults, $18.50 for seniors/military and $9.50 for students/children. Tickets at the door will be $21.50 for adults, $20.50 for seniors/military and $11.50 for students/children. Advance tickets are available by calling the box office at 252-335-9050 or visiting COA Performing Arts Center offers special field trip rates for schools. Schools can contact Mariah Schierer at or 252-335-9050 for ticket information and scheduling.

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“I am thrilled to present this uproarious comedy,” said director Sandra Krueger, drama instructor at the College of The Albemarle. “It’s such a beautiful homage to the original movie while standing on its own merits. Fans of the movie and newcomers alike will have a great time figuring out ‘who did it.’”

The COAST Players is a unique part of the Associate of Fine Arts in Theatre program. As part of the COAST Players, students can perform in and help produce major plays and musicals each year in the 1,000-seat auditorium while earning college credit for their work. It provides practical, hands-on training for all involved.

For information on the COA Associate in Fine Arts in Theatre program, contact Sandra Krueger, director, COAST Players and drama instructor at or 252-335-0821, ext. 2215. For information related to theatre productions or tickets, contact Mariah Schierer, COA Performing Arts Center manager, at or 252-335-9050.