By Claire Fishman
On May 3-5, Sock ‘n’ Buskin presented The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the final production of its 50th anniversary season. Drood, a Tony-award winning musical and murder mystery, charmed and delighted audiences at each performance. The musical is based on the Charles Dickens novel of the same name that was unfinished at the time of his death. Therefore, because the true ending of the novel is unknown, the ending of the musical is determined by an audience vote. The talented cast prepared multiple alternate endings for this twist, and the audience wound up choosing a different ending each night. The production was a great success and a wonderful way to end the season.
Additionally, as the end of the school year quickly approaches, Sock ‘n’ Buskin is celebrating 50 years of theater and performance. The club held its 50th anniversary reunion gala on June 9 at 6pm at CRN. All past and present Buskies were welcome at this event to enjoy dinner, performances, and nostalgia. Moreover, all three Sock ‘n’ Buskin directors attended, including current director Sandy Chantry who will be retiring this year after many years of service to the Council Rock theater community. No doubt, though, Sock ‘n’ Buskin will continue its fine tradition of entertainment for the CR community.