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The Joliet Drama Guild Is Proud To Present


 Show dates: August 13-15, 20-22, and 27-29 2010

It’s a mad musical mystery, and YOU choose the ending!

The Joliet Drama Guild presents “Drood”, based on “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” by Charles Dickens, but reinvented as a raucous musical entertainment by Rupert Holmes. The players of the Music Hall Royale, in 1892 London, are presenting their version of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. But since Dickens died before he could complete the story, no one knows how he intended to resolve the mysterious disappearance of young Edwin Drood. So before the end of each performance, the audience will be given the opportunity to vote on each of the most important questions in the plot, especially who among the group of suspects is a murderer. However the audience votes, that’s the way the ending will be performed!

The cast of “Drood (The Mystery of Edwin Drood)”:

The Chairman: Damon Sloan (Morris)
Edwin Drood: Bri Gustafson (Minooka)
Princess Puffer: Rae H. Williams ( Bolingbrook)
Rosa Bud: Annie Roach (Plainfield)
John Jasper: Eric Sipe (Plainfield)
Neville Landless: Chris Dodge (Channahon)
Helena Landless: Brenda Gilmore (Naperville)
Rev. Crisparkle: Tom Schmitt (Crest Hill)
Durdles: Nick Cifonie (Lockport)
Deputy: Andre King (Crest Hill)
Bazzard: Mike Norkus (Homer Glen)

Ensemble: Jana Anderson (Joliet)
Martin Jamison (Joliet)
Eric L. Jogun (Bolingbrook)
Robin Greer-Jogun (Bolingbrook)
Katie Kelsey (Joliet)
Tina Matriciano (Palos Hills)
Ellen McDonald (Joliet)
Meagan Miller (Plainfield)

Also: Director: Mike Manolakes (Bolingbrook)
Music Director: Tom Hartley (Joliet)
Assistant Director: Anthony Roach (Plainfield)
Choreographers: Rae H. Williams (Bolingbrook)
Tina Matriciano (Palos Hills)
Producers: Jan Novotny (Joliet)
Tina Matriciano (Palos Hills)
Stage Manager: Mark Parker

 “Drood” will be performed for three weekends: August 13-15, 20-22, and 27-29. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 P.M. and Sunday performances are at 2 P.M. All performances are inside the Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park Theatre, 201 W. Jefferson in Joliet (across the river from Harrah’s). Tickets are $13 or $11 for seniors (55 or over) or students (with ID). Reservations can be made by calling 815-722-1001, and tickets may be purchased online at www.jolietdramaguild.org

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Because of mature themes, this production may not be suitable for all ages.

Produced by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Musical Library, Inc.

This production required audience interaction to vote on the ending. The outcome of the voting each night is as follows:

Date       Datchery    Murderer    Female Lover     Male Lover
8/13/2010 Rosa Bud  Puffer   Helena   Durdles

8/14/2010 Bazzard  Crisparkle  Puffer  Durdles

8/15/2010 Bazzard  Rosa Bud  Puffer  Crisparkle

8/20/2010 Crisparkle  Bazzard  Puffer  Durdles

8/21/2010 Helena  Durdles  Puffer  Deputy

8/22/2010 Bazzard  Crisparkle  Helena  Neville

8/27/2010 Neville  Puffer  Rosa Bud  Durdles

8/28/2010 Crisparkle  Rosa Bud  Puffer   Crisparkle

8/29/2010 Rosa Bud  Neville  Helena  Durdles


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