"The Mystery of Edwin Drood" Presented by the CRT

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!

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