Shoreline Community College presents The Mystery of Edwin Drood, a hilarious, interactive whodunit mystery musical that allows the audience to enter
the action and become the ultimate detectives. The show is based on Charles Dickens'
unfinished novel of the same name. In a small town of Chesterham, England, the young
and charming Edwin Drood has been mysteriously murdered. But by whom? His leering
romantic rival, John Jasper? The infamous purveyor of opium and vice, Princess Puffer?
The mysterious Landless twins, newly arrived from Ceylon? Or someone else even more
dastardly and villainous? Dickens passed away before he was able to reveal the culprit.
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 by the Shoreline Community College Musical theater
department, we have crafted a cast full of colorful characters while reflecting the
modern world we live in today—Steampunk elements and gender bent roles. This charming
and inventive musical is sure to intrigue and entertain any musical or mystery lover. All
actors play two parts. Each plays an actor of the Music Hall Royale and also the character
he or she plays in their production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
Adapted from: The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens
Playwright and Lyricist: Rupert Holmes
Directed by Gregory Award winning director and Sound Theatre Company Artistic Director:
Producer and Music Director: Dr. Charles Enlow
Choreography by: Lee Ann Hittenberger
May 13-14 (Fri-Sat), at 7:30pm
May 15 (Sun) at 3:00pm
May 20-21 (Fri-Sat), at 7:30pm
May 22 (Sun) at 3:00pm
SCC Campus Theatre, Building #1600
16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133-5696
Beer, wine & refreshments available.
- General Admission: $18
- Seniors/Staff/Non-SCC Students: $12
- SCC Students /Youth 15 & under: $10
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