Dickens’ play gets ending

An 1890s-style four-course English feast combined with a comedic, audience-driven musical based on a Charles Dickens novel all presented by Duluth East high school students: Does that pique your interest? Eh? is intrigued.

Duluth East theater students perform “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” Nov. 7-9 and Nov. 14-16 at East High School, 301 N. 40th Ave. E. But on Nov. 8, the school’s Food for Thought restaurant serves Cornish game hen cooked in the style of Welsh rabbit, Williamsburg Lodge corn chowder and sweet potato pudding before the show. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. and the musical will follow at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. The musical is based on an unfinished Dickens novel, so the audience is asked to make several critical decisions via a vote. Students are learning several endings to accommodate this.

Cost for show only: $10 for adults and $5 for students at the door. The cost for both dinner and the show is $25, with reservations taken at (218) 336-8845, ext. 2174. Seating is limited to 60.

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