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A Peculiar Inheritance

A Peculiar Inheritance

April 2022

The 91st Annual Waa-Mu Show

Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University

Antiques. Socialites. Secrets. In A Peculiar Inheritance, the memorial of esteemed watchmaker Archibald Beaucourt proceeds without a hitch. That is, until the reading of a document penned by the late watchmaker declaring that he has left the controlling interest of his company to whoever solves his final puzzle by midnight. Chaos breaks out, alliances are forged and broken, and Archibald’s daughter Quinn — an outsider among the family — must put everything on the line to fight for her place. But as the mystery begins to unravel, family secrets are thrust into the spotlight.

The Waa-Mu show is a full book musical written by Northwestern Musical Writing Program each year. The design for the show is done based on an initial play written by the team before the final show is written and the music is fully added.

Johanna Miller - DIRECTOR

Hayley E. Wallenfeldt -SCENIC DESIGN



Photography: Justin Brill & H. Wallenfeldt

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