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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

9/24: The Mystery of Edwin Drood at Hanna Theatre

Posted By on Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 3:37 PM

Rupert Holmes joins a long line of writers with his Tony-winning musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which picks up where Charles Dickens left off. Originally planned as a 12-part serial, Dickens completed only six episodes when he died of a stroke in 1870. But unlike other writers, Holmes was more inspired by the story behind the story. His play falls into English music-hall tradition, as Dickens’ tale becomes a show within a show, with actors portraying actors playing Drood’s characters. Got all that? And rather than writing an ending for the unfinished piece, Holmes lets the audience vote on it. Great Lakes Theater Festival opens its fall repertory season with the solve-it-yourself musical mystery at 7:30 p.m. at PlayhouseSquare’s Hanna Theatre (2067 E. 14th St., 216.241.6000). It runs through November 1. Tickets: $15-$49. — Michael Gill

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