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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

A Musical by Rupert Holmes


September 13 at 8pm

September 14 at 2pm and 8pm

September 15 at 2pm

Mosesian Center for the Arts

321 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02472


Our debut musical production!

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a delightfully baudy show-within-a-show, based on Charles Dickens’ final, unfinished novel. The setting: a Victorian music hall, populated by all manner of colorful characters. The plot: a fast-paced murder mystery where anyone could be the culprit, and the audience decides!

Victorian music halls were an early venue for actors and audiences to explore non-traditional gender presentations. Male and female impersonators were an important part of this culture, and were treated much more seriously than their earlier pantomime counterparts. The combination of strict Dickensian gender roles with the free-for-all music hall setting creates an exciting dichotomy that The Lilac Players explored in our debut performance!

THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK,
Original Broadway production produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp, Producer

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