Pictured: (left to right) Renee, Kurt Zischke, and Kelly Lester!
"The Mystery of Edwin Drood" Presented by the CRT
Listen below as Renee chats with Kelly Lester and Kurt Zischke from the upcoming production of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" at the CT Repertory Theatre! The pair give us a preview of the show, which is based on the final, unfinished novel by Charles Dickens. It starts off as a musical and by the end, the troupe needs the audience’s help to finish the show! There are 9 performances with 9 different possible endings.
This is a performance you won't want to miss! CLICK HERE to grab your tickets!
Kelly Lester* (Miss Angela Prysock (Princess Puffer)) is from Los Angeles and moved to NYC
last fall. Recent theatre credits include Mame (Mame) with Musical Theatre Guild, Cabaret
(Fräulein Schneider) with La Mirada Theatre, and The Spitfire Grill (Hannah) with Penobscot
Theatre in ME. Kelly received LA Ovation and Stage Scene LA Awards for The Boy From Oz
(Marion) and Adding Machine – A Musical (Mrs. Zero). In April, Kelly will appear in Candide, (Old
Lady) with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra in ME. Television credits include Angie Tribeca, The
Haunted Hathaways, and Criminal Minds. Film and New Media credits include Mr. Church, J.
Edgar, Becoming Bond (HULU), The Bad Twin (LMN), and Good Game (YouTube Red). Find more
about Kelly at www.KellyLester.com.
Kurt Zischke* (Mr. William Cartwright (Chairman / Mayor Thomas Sapsea)) returns to the CRT
stage after playing Cardinal Barbarini in Galileo. Broadway, Off-Broadway, and National Tours
include Signs of Life, Whistle Down the Wind, The Buddy Holly Story, The Three Sisters, Antigone,
King Lear, A Doll’s House, The Beaux’ Stratagem, George Abbott’s Broadway, Barbara’s Blue
Kitchen, and Ulysses in Nighttown (Blazes Boylan), among others. Regionally, he has appeared
across the country in over 100 productions ranging from Julius Caesar (Brutus) to My Fair Lady
(Henry Higgins) at theatres including The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Pioneer, Cincinnati
Playhouse, Westport Country Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public, La Jolla Playhouse, Williamstown
Theatre Festival, and the Utah, New Jersey, and Alabama Shakespeare Festivals. He is a graduate
of Stanford University and The Neighborhood Playhouse, where he studied under Sanford Meisner.
"The Mystery of Edwin Drood"
A Musical by Rupert Holmes
Directed by Paul Mullins
February 28 - March 10, 2019
Running Time: TBA
Recommended Ages: PG-13
Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre
CLICK HERE to grab your tickets!