//Ad libs: 'Drood' is good

Monday, March 16, 2009

'Drood' is good

Every theater person has a favorite show that never gets done, that one you jump at the chance to see. Which is why my actor sig oth plans to be at Gunn High School this weekend (while I'm on stage in the hills). Gunn is doing a musical I'll be sad to miss, the terrific "Mystery of Edwin Drood."

Based on an unfinished novel by Charles Dickens, "Drood" is about choirmaster John swooning over his music student, Rosa Bud, while Miss Bud moons over John's nephew, Edwin Drood. When Drood disappears, who is the murderer?

"The audience members choose who the killer is, which can get interesting at intermission when the characters are all trying to get your vote," says Sig Oth.

It'd be nice if you could choose the endings of other shows, especially ones you hate. I vote to have Eliza Doolittle fall down a mine shaft.