(Cambridge, NY October 27, 2017) Hubbard Hall is thrilled to be producing a new chamber edition of Rupert Holmes’ Tony Award-winning The Mystery of Edwin Drood, opening Saturday, November 18 at Hubbard Hall. Creator Rupert Holmes has created a new version just for Hubbard Hall, with new characters local to our area and plenty of local references and flavor. Mr. Holmes will be in rehearsal with the company and is providing new orchestrations for this production. Executive and Artistic Director David Andrew Snider directs a cast featuring fresh faces from around the world including Micah Sauvageau, Zach Barnes, Tim Garner, and Joe Phillips while also showcasing some of your Hubbard Hall favorites includingChristine Decker, Sara Curtis, Erin Ouellette, Kyra Fitzgerald, Catherine Seeley, Scott Renzoni, and Sylvia Bloom.
Based on Charles Dickens’ incomplete last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood is solved by the audience each night, giving each cast member the chance – and challenge – to be the murderer, while delighting audiences with a new outcome every night. It’s a rollicking comedy full of love, mystery, and intrigue all set inside of Hubbard Hall!
“It’s an amazing opportunity to work with an American Master on his masterpiece and in fact to have him rewrite parts of it to fit the Hall is a dream come true,” says Hubbard Hall Executive and Artistic Director David Snider. “We’re thrilled to have Rupert here and can’t wait to share how this work came together at our Pre-Show Conversation in Hubbard Hall on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 11am.”
Special events accompanying this production include a FREE Pre-Show Conversation at Hubbard Hall on Saturday, November 4 at 11am and Opening Night Dinner on Saturday, November 18 at 5:30pm in theRoundhouse Bakery Café. Come to Hubbard Hall to meet with the director and cast and join a discussion about playing multiple characters, what it’s like to create a theater within a theater, and how working with the playwright can enrich the artistic process. The Opening Night Dinner will be held at the Roundhouse Bakery Café, now located on the ground floor of Hubbard Hall, on Saturday, November 18 at 5:30pm. For $40, you can enjoy a beautiful spread of Tavern Cheddar, Pickles/Chutneys, Native Apples, Queen Victoria’s Chicken Pot Pie, Lemon/herb dressed Salad, and for dessert, Pumpkin Pudding with Spiced Fruit in Port.
Performances of The Mystery of Edwin Drood will run Saturday, November 18 through Sunday, December 3, Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm and 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm.No performance on Sunday, November 18. Please call or visit our website to see special Preview and Weekday Matinee opportunities. Tickets are $30 General Admission/$15 Student. All tickets are available online at hubbardhall.org or by calling the box office at 518-677-2495 Tuesdays and Friday 10am to 3pm or Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am to 4pm; performance tickets are also available at-the-door if the show is not sold out. If you cannot attend but would like to continue to support the work of the Hall, please donate or sign up for the e-newsletter at hubbardhall.org, or like and follow us on Facebook.
Since 1878 Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education has developed, produced, and presented theater, music, dance and the visual arts. From 19th century vaudeville and traveling troupes performing Shakespeare to today’s newest developing artists, the Hall has long been a home for theater, opera, dance and music and in recent years has developed into a world-class development center for new work. Since 1977, Hubbard Hall’s current 501c3 has engaged hundreds of artists and students and thousands upon thousands of audience members in acclaimed productions ranging from world premiere musicals to the great works of Chekhov, Shaw, Miller, and Shakespeare, amongst many others. As a training ground for both young and seasoned artists, Hubbard Hall continues to develop a new generation of artists and audiences while providing opportunities for artists and audiences to take new risks and grow beyond their comfort zone. Recognized as an arts institution in the state of New York, Hubbard Hall is a national model for community-based arts organizations.