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October 17, 2013

‘Mystery of Edwin Drood’ Opens Oct. 23 at Goode Theatre


The Old Dominion theatre program will present "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," by Rupert Holmes and based on the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens, this month at the Goode Theatre.

Directed by Katherine Hammond, with music directed by Brian Nedvin, this Tony Award-winning solve-it-yourself musical is straight off its Broadway revival. Who killed Edwin Drood? It's a question that has stumped audiences for years; now it's your turn to answer one of Broadway's most baffling mysteries.

Journey back in time to a Victorian music hall where an eclectic band of actors enacts a staging of Dickens' unfinished novel. Everyone on stage is a suspect in the murder of young Edwin - and it's up to you to choose the killer. Is it John Jasper, Edwin's protective but slightly maniacal uncle, or Rosa Bud, his reluctant betrothed? Or could it be the decadent Princess Puffer? Each performance ends differently, depending on what the audience decides.

This musical "whodunit" opens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. Additional 7:30 p.m. performances are scheduled for Oct. 24-26, 30-31 and Nov. 1-2. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee on Oct. 27.

Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students. To purchase tickets go to oduartstix.com or call 683-5305.