"The Mystery of Edwin Drood" photos
Weathervane Playhouse in Akron, Ohio, presents "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" -- live on stage from Oct. 4 to 21, 2012.

Directed and choreographed by Jim Weaver
Musical Direction by Jen Korecki

When he died in 1870, Charles Dickens left behind an incredible literary legacy that forever enshrined his status as a master storyteller. He also left behind an unfinished novel, upon which this playful show-within-a-show musical comedy is based.

John Jasper is a choirmaster in love with his young pupil, Miss Rosa Budd. However, she’s engaged to someone else, Mr. Jasper’s own nephew, Edwin Drood.

On a stormy Christmas Eve, Edwin Drood vanishes. Has he merely disappeared — or might he have been murdered? If it’s murder, then next question is, “Whodunit?” Only the audience knows for sure, as The Mystery of Edwin Drood offers viewers a “choose-your-own-ending” aspect because — at each performance — the audience gets to vote on the solution that will determine the show’s conclusion.

For performance and ticket information, visit www.weathervaneplayhouse.com/the-mystery-of-edwin-drood-2...

THE CAST

PATRICK DUKEMAN — Chairman / William Cartwright/ Mayor Sapsea
TROY KOWATCH — James Throttle / Stage Manager/ Barkeep
JASON LEUPOLD — John Jasper / Clive Pagett
AMANDA DAVIS — Edwin Drood / Alice Nutting
ALEXANDRA JAEB — Rosa Bud / Deidre Peregrine
CRYSTAL CARLSON — Wendy / Isabel Yearsley
ABBEY KANE — Beatrice / Florence Gill
MELANIE HAUER — Helena Landless / Janet Conover
CODY HERNANDEZ — Neville Landless / Victor Grinstead
ADAM VIGNEAULT — Rev Crisparkle / Cedric Moncrieffe
MEG HOPP — Princess Puffer / Angela Prysock
TIM WELSH — Durdles / Nick Cricker
DANIEL RYLANDER — Deputy / Master Nick Cricker
DYLAN RATELL — Bazzard / Waiter/ Phillip Bax
CHRIS TUCK — Harry Sayle / Shade of Drood (Ensemble)
MICHAEL CROWLEY — Montaque Pruitt / Shade of Jasper (Ensemble)
JOHN LIPTAK — Horace / Nicholas Michael (Ensemble)
JAKE POSKO — Julian / Alan Elliot (Ensemble)
ALLISON GOOD — Violet Balfour / Maid (Ensemble)
JULIA ZOOK — Gwendolyn Pynn / Maid (Ensemble)
KAITLYN GLOVER — Sarah Cook (Ensemble)
SHANNON HUBMAN — Gertie Thompson (Ensemble)

THE CREATIVE TEAM

JIM WEAVER — Director
JEN KORECKI — Musical Director
DANIELLE TERLONGE — Stage Manager
MIKE SFERRO and ROB ANDERSON — Lighting Co-Designers
GARY ROBINSON — Sound Designer
MARY PAT DOORLEY, BRIANNA MACHUGA and JORDAN PRIDDY — Properties Co-Designers
JASEN J. SMITH — Costume Designer
ALAN SCOTT FERRALL — Scenic Designer and Technical Director
KATHY KOHL — Assistant Technical Director

All photos in this Flickr set were shot for Weathervane Playhouse by Scott Diese on Oct. 3, 2012.
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