Join us Jan. 31-Feb. 2 in the Baer Theater as Upper School students present the solve-it-yourself musical comedy “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.”

Based on Charles Dickens’ final, unfinished novel, this Tony Award-winning whodunit invites the audience to solve its mystery by choosing the identity of the murderer. The tale is presented as a show-within-a-show, as the Music Hall Royale – a delightfully loony Victorian theatre company – presents Dickens’ brooding mystery.

The end result is a cross between “Clue” and “Moulin Rouge,” said director Bella Pelz, a graduate of Boston University’s College of Fine Arts who attended MPA through eighth grade.

Lead actors are seniors Halle Berghoff, Ethan Jorjorian, and Maya Lopez; and junior Olga Mourgelas.

The cast and crew also includes Adenike Basurto, Hailey Brisard, Savannah Bryant, Andrea Butts, Angela Cabrera, Solana Delgado, Chelsea Dunlap, Jillian Dunlap, Annika Echols, Celia Echols, Elijah Ferguson, Alex Fleming, DeAngelo Fletcher, Jackson Glanton, Tom Gu, Chloe Guido, Abbey Haynes, Anya Haynes, Tess Kadri, Celeste Kettaneh, Dillon Leonard, Aiyana Nelson, Angel Osorio, Jordan Phillips, Kelsey Ramski, Hannah Sipich, and Mia Wallace.

Showtimes
Thursday, Jan. 31 — 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 1 — 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 2 — 3:00 p.m.

Tickets
$15 general admission ($10 for students, seniors, faculty, and staff)

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Parental Advisory
The play has some adult subject matter, including language and innuendo; Ms. Pelz advises that parents consider it roughly equivalent to a PG-13 movie. Run-time is approximately 2 1/2 hours.