Clu-eth(world Premiere unauthorized parody)
April 23 -24, 2021
It’s like if Shakespeare wrote “Clue”. Forsooth.
The play resets the story to 1606 England as though Shakespeare had originally penned the cult classic murder-comedy based on a popular board game.
Friday, April 23, 2021
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Manu Narayan is a versatile leading man best known for originating the leading role of
Akaash in A.R. Rahman’s Bombay Dreams at the Broadway Theater, which earned him
a Drama League nomination. Additionally, he played Zoltan Karpathy in the original
2018 cast of Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony-nominated revival My Fair Lady, and
created the role of Robbie in the original Broadway musical Gettin’ the Band Back
Together at the Belasco Theater that same year. In 2019, Manu portrayed Charlie
Kringas Off-Broadway in the Roundabout / Fiasco Theater revival of Stephen
Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, and Uncle Ernie in The Who’s Tommy at the
He has appeared at the Public Theater in the world premiere of Fucking A, at Second
Stage in Getting Home and subUrbia, and at the NY Fringe Festival in Yeast Nation. At
New World Stages he appeared as the title character in Sidd: the Musical. Regionally,
he garnered a SD Critic’s Circle nomination for his portrayal of Ricky Roma in Glengarry
Glen Ross at La Jolla Playhouse, where he also appeared in Guards at the Taj.
Additional credits include The Lisbon Traviata at the Kennedy Center, BLISS at 5th
Avenue Theater, Our Town at Chautauqua, Les Miserables at the MUNY, Romeo and
Juliet at Shakespeare and Company, and Cyrano de Bergerac, The Boys from
Syracuse, and The Rivals at Baltimore Center Stage.
Thom has numerous Broadway, Off-Broadway, TV and film appearances to his credit. His most recent live theatre performance was in Michael Friedman and Daniel Goldstein’s UNKNOWN SOLDIER which had just opened on March 9, 2020 at Playwrights Horizons. Three days later live theatre was suspended in the fight against COVID19. Since then he’s accumulated many remote live-stream digital credits in plays, musicals, concerts and works in development as well as teaching a popular course in “Acting on Zoom”. For more details and credits please visit thomsesma.com and on instagram @thsesma.
Brian Charles Rooney
In a critically acclaimed performance that Entertainment Weekly said "ignited the stage," Brian Charles Rooney made their Broadway debut as Lucy Brown in "The Threepenny Opera" for The Roundabout Theatre Co. They won the CT Critics Circle Award for Best Actor in a Musical as Candy Darling in "POP!" at Yale Repertory, and were lauded by The New York Times for their performance as Dionne Salon in the hit Off-Broadway musical, "Bedbugs!" They received raves as The Witch in the immersive Off-Broadway production of “Into The Woods” in 2018, and as the title character in the one-man musical "Miss Blanche Tells it All," for which they won the NY Musical Festival Award for Outstanding Performance in a Lead Role. Brian has won two other NYMF Outstanding Performance Awards: ("Bedbugs!!!" - 2008 & "Bayonets of Angst" - 2014). They appeared with Kristin Chenoweth at Lincoln Center in Andrew Lippa's "I Am Harvey Milk," an oratorio celebrating the life of the famous activist; and in the Carnegie Hall Concert Production of "Guys & Dolls," starring Nathan Lane & Megan Mullally. Their other credits include: Featured Soloist (Phantom, Jesus, etc.) on the North American tour of "The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber," co-starring British pop-legend Petula Clark; Tony in "West Side Story" (Euro Tour); Homer in "Floyd Collins" (Actors' Playhouse; Carbonell Award Nom.). Television credits: "Camelot, Live from Lincoln Center" & "Sondheim! The Birthday Concert" (both for PBS at Lincoln Center). Brian was named the winner of The Kurt Weill Foundation's Lys Symonette Award for Dramatic Excellence in 2007, and has appeared in sold out engagements at Feinstein’s 54 Below & Joe's Pub, and as a soloist with the Oregon, Seattle, & Albany Symphony Orchestras. Brian has worked, over many years, to raise money and awareness for charities such as The Actors’ Fund, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, NY Cares, the ASPCA, and The Tyler Clementi Foundation.
Jordan Kai Burnett
VICTORIA HUSTON-ELEM is overjoyed to be telling stories once again. Shortly before the pandemic shut-down, she finally checked the Baker’s Wife off her bucket list in Flint Rep’s production of Into The Woods. Other favorite credits include: Finding Neverland (1st Nat), The Addams Family (1st Nat), The Circus In Winter (Goodspeed), Sunset Boulevard (NSMT), Les Miserables (Lyric), and Golden Boy Of The Blue Ridge (Prospect). Most recently, Victoria was featured on Artists In Residence: a benefit album recorded remotely during quarantine. Artists In Residence is streaming on all music platforms, with proceeds benefiting The Actor’s Fund. For more information, visit victoriahustonelem.com.
Jillian is thrilled to return to Resounding!! She has performed on Broadway in It Shoulda Been You, on tour as Diane in the stage adaptation of Cheers and as Laura in The Glass Menagerie, and has worked extensively off-Broadway (Soul Doctor, Chick Flick, Midnight Street), in regional theatre (Walnut Street, Denver Center, North Shore, Casa Manana, The Prince, The Arden, American Theatre Group, Florida Rep), in concert (Town Hall, Buxton Opera House, Symphony Space) and cabaret (Cabaret 313, 54 Below, St. Louis Rep). She has been seen onscreen in Law & Order SVU, Show Me A Hero, indie feature Mount Joy, and webseries Wallflowers. Jillian loves new art and new voices and has contributed to the development of over 200 projects! She currently teaches through Broadway Plus and Paper Kite Arts, has a folk album and a Joni Mitchell concert in the works, and will soon reunite with the wonderful gang @ The Pin-up Girls. @jillian.louis.nyc JillianLouis.com
Christian Elán Ortiz
CHRISTIAN ELÁN ORTIZ: Broadway/Int’l Tour: West Side Story (Chino, Pepe, Shark Swing). Off-Broadway: Deathwatch (Maurice) - The Drama League DirectorFest, Lab for WAKE - IrishArtsCenter/Dublin’s THISISPOPBABY. Regional: Chase Brock’s new The Music Man (Tommy Djilas) - Flat Rock Playhouse, Evita (Dance Captain) -PA Shakespeare Festival, West Side Story (Chino, Bernardo U/S) - Guthrie Theater, Sacramento Music Circus. TV/Film: Dalliances, Zoom You, I Love You, But I Lied (Choreographer), G Train, Indigo Sun. Commercial: Joah, Men In Motion (Cover Model). Dance Company: BalletHispánico, TreyMcIntyreProject, Compañia Tania Perez-Salas. Resident Performer-TheBoxNYC. Ailey/Fordham BFA, Interlochen Arts Academy Graduate. AEA/ACCA Award-Outstanding Broadway Chorus 2009, Gene Kelly Award-Best Supporting Actor 2003. Agent: DDOArtistsAgency. Proud Actors’Equity & Democratic Socialists of America union member. IG: @christian_elan www.christianelanortiz.weebly.com
Dick Terhune is a professional voice actor whose commercial credits include Little Caesar’s, Ruby Tuesday, Jackson Hewitt, Fisher Investments, Yoplait, Blue Freedom, Pepsi, Verizon and Google; he is also well-known to gamers for his roles in “World of Warcraft: Cataclysm,” “Heroes of Newerth,” “Bard’s Tale IV”, and as the title villain in “Pinstripe.” Currently, he appears in the Cartoon Network animated series “Transformers: Cyberverse” as MacCadam and Autobot Prowl. Dick played the role of Prof. Van Helsing in the inaugural Resounding! production of “Dracula.” Theatrical credits include Joseph Pulitzer in “Newsies,” Hertz in “Rock of Ages,” Richard Hannay in “The 39 Steps,” Mr. Applegate in “Damn Yankees,” King Arthur in “Camelot,” John Wilkes Booth in “Assassins,” and Pilate in “Jesus Christ Superstar.”
STUART WILLIAMS: OffB’way/NYC: The Report (w/Michael Countryman), The Future (PS122), rogerandtom (59E59), Così (Urban Stages), Under the Blue Sky (US prem), Safari Party (US prem), An Ideal Husband (The Connelly), Regional: Syracuse Stage, Gateway Playhouse, Kimmel Center, Seven Angels, TV: The Plot Against America (HBO), Turn: Washington’s Spies (AMC). Many thanks to Steve and Resounding.