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The cast of Foothill Music Theatre’s “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” includes Chloë Angst, clockwise from left, John Mannion, Brenna Sammon and Linda Piccone.
When the audience sits down to watch Foothill Music Theatre’s production of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” – slated to open Feb. 27 – they won’t be the only ones who won’t know how it ends. The actors also will be in the dark, because the play has several possible endings.
“We rehearse eight different endings, and the audience votes three times throughout the show,” director Milissa Carey said. “We identify the characters by number. Then the ensemble members will go to their assigned part of the audience and take a tabulation for each of their sections. Sometimes the audience will choose the unlikely candidate, which makes the show more interesting.”