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“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” in the Seattle Times

“The Mystery of Edwin Drood” in the Seattle Times

: Model and scenic design: Richard J. Smith..

The Mystery of Edwin Drood, produced by the Theater and Performance Production Departments, opens tomorrow, April 10 at Intiman Playhouse. Based upon Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel, Rupert Holmes’ musical offers a number of possible endings – and what you’ll see depends on choices made by the audience. Tickets are $5 to $15 and are available online through April 14.

Misha Berson wrote about the novel, the musical and the “Masterpiece Classic” television version coming up on PBS in Sunday’s Seattle Times.

Interviewing director Richard Gray:“Given all the variables, Gray estimates there are more than 100 possible endings when all the audience decisions are tallied up at the finale.

“Which provides a big challenge for the student cast. To be ready for any outcome, Gray notes, ‘a great deal of improvisation and fearlessness ... is essential. Cornish breeds fearless actors, so I knew this was a perfect piece for them to work on.’ “

Read the entire article here.


Image: Set model by set designer J. Richard Smith.


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