Northern Vermont University-Lyndon’s Twilight Players will present The Mystery of Edwin Drood. A raucous musical comedy based on Charles Dickens unfinished novel.
Loosely based on Dickens unfinished story, Mr. William Cartwright (Talon Pace) and the colorful company of The Music Hall Royale, devise a musical in the dramatic format that invites audience participation at every step. In the small town of Cloisterham, England, the young and charming Edwin Drood (Kate Henriques) has been mysteriously murdered. But by whom? His leering romantic rival, John Jasper (Crenshaw Lindholm)? The infamous purveyor of opium and vice, Princess Puffer (Kayla Henesy)? The mysterious Landless twins (Michael Bachand Jr. & Rachel Fauci), newly arrived from Ceylon? The solitary Reverend Crisparkle (Kaio Scott) or his mysterious assistant (Nick Latessa)? Or someone else even more dastardly and villainous? Rupert Holmes’ award-winning musical solves this predicament by asking the audience to choose which character is the killer by putting it to a vote. Staged in metatheatrical manner the audience get to vote on multiple questions that determine how that night’s performance will end. This charming and inventive musical is sure to intrigue and entertain any musical or mystery lover.
Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. April 25-27 and 2 p.m. on April 28. Admission is by donation (free to NVU students). The Mystery of Edwin Drood does feature some light bawdy humor. For more information, or to reserve seating, call 802-626-3663