From left, Anna Dillane as Princess Puffer; Patrick Webb as Durdles; Carlos Archuleta as Rev. Crisparkle; Christina Martos as Rosa Bud; Warren Houghteling as John Jasper; Alexis Perry as Helena Landless; Jason Rutledge as Neville Landless. Photo by Larry Lamsa
Los Alamos audiences have two chances left to solve Charles Dickens’ famous unfinished novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, with the Los Alamos Light Opera’s production of the musical murder mystery.
Could it be the Rev. Crisparkle who killed the title character? Or was it the drunken stonemason, Durdles? What about the mysteriously motivated Princess Puffer, purveyor of opium in a dark London den? Then there’s Bazzard – we’re not sure why he’s in this story at all! These are just a few of the characters you have to choose from as they dance and sing their way through this multifaceted play within a play.
Los Alamos Daily Post reviewer Bonnie Gordon wrote, “The big musical numbers are a singing and dancing phenomena. Simply wonderful … I wouldn’t be surprised to see audience members back time after time to experience the fun and frolic and find out whodunit on any given night.”
Audiences choose the ending this Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm at Duane Smith Auditorium. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors, and are available at the door or online at http://losalamoslightopera.org.