The Mystery of Edwin Drood
North Country Center for the Arts: Papermill Theatre
Written by Rupert Holmes
Directed by Kate Arecchi
Lighting design by Dan Brunk
Costume design by Joseph Blaha
Technical Director: Daryl Pauley
Set Design by Matt Kizer
The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a musical melodrama based on an unfinished novel by Charles Dickens. It is a play-within-a-play, meaning that a fictitious acting company is presenting the show, with drama and action happening with performers who are out of character at times.
This production was presented at The Governor’s Lodge on Loon Mountain, which was converted into a theatre space for this particular summer season by Papermill.
The set included twelve soft, painted drops, all hung in order before the show. For each change in setting including preshow and intermission, one drop was removed, with a little flair, revealing the one beneath it.