.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

‘Mystery of Edwin Drood’ yields cast of standout performances

-A A +A
By Jennifer Garcia

Halloween is in a few weeks, so it’s the perfect time to get into the holiday spirit — and what better way to do so, than with a murder mystery.
Los Alamos Light Opera treated Los Alamos audiences to “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” at Duane Smith Auditorium over the weekend. Touted as, “a musical murder mystery in two acts,” the show, directed by Jess Cullinan and produced by Gwen Wiens, allows the audience to choose how the Charles Dickens story ends. Under the musical direction of Gretchen Amstutz, Brian Huysman and Jess Cullinan, with choreography by Patrick MacDonald, the production features a cast of characters that will not soon be forgotten.
There are some familiar faces on stage (Warren Houghteling as John Jasper; Patrick MacDonald as Bazzard; John Cullinan as Mr. William Cartwright, Chairman; and Jim Sicilian as Mr. James Throttle, the stage manager and barkeep, to name a few), as well as some not-so-familiar faces (Rita O’Connell as Edwin Drood; Christina Martos as Rosa Bud; and Kirste Plunket as Wendy, for starters).
If there are some novices in the group, it’s not evident. They all seem to be seasoned actors. Not a single one was out of place. Each played their parts well and contributed to making “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” something worth watching.


If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
info
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

New Subscription/30 Day Free Trial Account

If you are new to the award winning Los Alamos Monitor and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.

ZIP Code:



Create a limited access account.
Register to participate in community forums, post on the community calendar, blog etc. This registration does not give you full access to read our award winning content, etc.

The Los Alamos Monitor | lacirculation@lamonitor.com | 505-662-4185
256 DP Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday