Audiences will solve whodunnit in ‘Drood’
Matt K. Miller as Chairman,Martine Fleurisma as Princess Puffer and Susanna Risser as Edwin Drood appear in "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," a Tony Award-winning musical, as part of the Davis Shakespeare Festival this summer. Gabby Battista/Courtesy photo
The Davis Shakespeare Festival turns tp Charles Dickens in the musical "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," which opened Friday and continues through Aug. 2, in repertory with "Twelfth Night."
The show is based on the novel that Dickens was still writing (and publishing in serial form) at the time he was felled by a stroke in 1870. Dickens, alas, left behind no notes indicating how the mystery of Edwin Drood's disappearance would be resolved.
And since the author didn't provide an ending, songwriter Rupert Holmes developed an interesting ...