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Pick the killer
New musicial invites audience participation

Charles Dickens died before finishing his novel "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," leaving the New London Theatre seemingly without an ending for its latest production.

But instead of leaving audiences wondering just who might have killed the young architect Edwin Drood, the theater group invites its patrons to determine not only the murderer from a lineup of characters, but also the identity of the kooky detective investigating Drood's disappearance.

And, to give the story a happy ending, audiences will select two characters to fall in love.

"It's just such a crazy British pantomime, comedy/musical, plus it's different every night," director Scott Rousseau said. "How much fun can you have?"

Rousseau is working with New London for the first time, returning to the theater scene after a three-year hiatus. He will join the

Snellville theater group for a production of the musical "The Pirates of Penzance" later this year.

For more information on the New London Theatre and current and future production, call 770-559-1484 or visit www.newlondontheatre.org.

SideBar: If You Go

· What: "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"

· When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and

2:30 p.m. Sundays through March 1

· Where: 2485 E. Main St., Snellville

· Cost: $12 in advance or $15 at the door

· For more information: Call 770-559-1484 or visit www.newlondontheatre.org