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Theater Picks: ‘Mystery of Edwin Drood’ opens at Theatre Raleigh

For the revised version of the 1985 Broadway musical, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” its Tony-winning composer and scriptwriter, Rupert Holmes, worked with Theatre Raleigh to scale the show down to 90 minutes.
For the revised version of the 1985 Broadway musical, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” its Tony-winning composer and scriptwriter, Rupert Holmes, worked with Theatre Raleigh to scale the show down to 90 minutes. Curtis Brown Photography

‘Mystery of Edwin Drood’ opens at Theatre Raleigh

Theatre Raleigh opens its 2016 Hot Summer Nights season with a revised version of the 1985 Broadway musical, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.” Its Tony-winning composer and scriptwriter, Rupert Holmes, worked with Theatre Raleigh to scale the show down to 90 minutes. Based on the unfinished Charles Dickens novel, the show asks audiences to vote on Drood’s murderer. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday (through May 22). 919-832-9997 or theatreraleigh.com.

Other highlights

  • The Senior Acting Company of N.C. Theatre’s Conservatory performs “The Trojan Women” by Euripides Friday through Sunday. Details at nctheatre.com/conservatory.
  • On Friday and Saturday, Burning Coal Theatre’s KidsWrite 2016 offers a festival of new plays by students from 6th to 12th grade. Details at burningcoal.org.
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