The Coe College Department of Theatre Arts will present the musical mystery “Drood” on March 23 – 25 and 29 – 31 in Dows Theatre on the Coe campus. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of the Sunday, March 25 show, which starts at 2:30 p.m.
Seats are reserved, and tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the door, or by calling the Coe College Box Office at 399-8600, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Playgoers also have the option to enjoy dinner, complete with a pre-performance talk given by the director, at Clark Alumni House prior to the performance on Friday, March 23. Tickets for the dinner can be purchased for $20 by calling Linda Givvin at 399-8619.
Written by Rupert Holmes, “Drood” features an all-student cast and is staged by Coe Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Dennis Barnett, with musical direction by Michael Schnack and choreography by Carol Maxwell-Rezabek.
Based on “The Mystery of Edward Drood,” the last literary work by Charles Dickens, “Drood” is a musical whodunnit. Because Dickens died before finishing his novel, the identity of which character he actually intended to have “dunnit” remains to this day a tangled web of mystery. The action takes place in a Victorian music hall, where a troupe of actors from that era try to work it all out, with a little bit of assistance from their audience.
For more information, call 399-8600 or visit theatre.coe.edu.