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'Drood Opens on Friday Night at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School

'Drood director Matt Capodicasa at the musical's final dress rehearsal Credits: John Mooney

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the Scotch Plains Fanwood Repertory Spring musical production opens on Friday, March 11. 

Written by Rupert HolmesThe 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 in England, Edwin Drood has been mysteriously murdered. But by whom?

  • His leering romantic rival, John Jasper?
  • The mysterious Landless twins, newly arrived from Ceylon?
  • Someone else even more dastardly and villainous?

Dickens passed away before he was able to reveal the culprit, so the audience gets to finish the story Charles Dickens didn’t! It’s the only show in town that ends differently every night, depending on what the audience decides.

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Tickets are on sale online now Performances:

  • Friday, March 11th at 8:00 p.m.,
  • Saturday, March 12th at 8:00 p.m.,
  • Sunday, March 13th at 2:00 p.m.,
  • Thursday, March 17th at 7:00 p.m.,
  • Friday, March 18th at 8:00 p.m. and
  • Saturday, March 19st at 8:00 p.m. 

All shows take place at the Manya Ungar Auditorium at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, 667 Westfield Road, Scotch Plains. Prices are $17 for Adults, $14 for Students and $14 for Seniors (age 60 and up). 

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