Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company will present Ravenscroft, by Don Nigro, May 3-18, 2013 with a preview on Thursday, May 2. Directed by Rob Kimbro and starring Sean Patrick Judge, Michelle Edwards, Claire Anderson, Karen Schlag, Zoquera Milburn and Kara Ray.
SYNOPSIS:This psychological drama is a thinking person's Gothic thriller, a dark comedy that is both funny and frightening. On a snowy night, Inspector Ruffing is called to a remote house to investigate the death Patrick Roarke. He becomes involved in the lives of five alluring and dangerous women, all of whom are suspects in the murder. There are ghosts on the staircase, skeletons in the closet, and much more than the Inspector bargained for. His investigation leads into own tortured soul and the nature of truth itself. You will not guess the ending, but you will be teased, seduced, bewildered, amused, frightened and led to a dark encounter with truth or something even stranger.
Don Nigro is an American playwright; his plays Anima Mundi and The Dark Sonnets of the Lady have both been nominated for the National Repertory Theatre Foundation's National Play Award. He has won a Playwright's Fellowship Grant from the National Endowment For The Arts, grants from the Mary Roberts Rinehart Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council, and twice been James Thurber Writer In Residence at the Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio., and the South Carolina Playwrights Festival, as well as the Berilla Kerr Foundation, the Lincoln Center LeComte du Nuoy Fund, Mixed Blood Theater, Primary Stages, and the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center. In addition to being a proud Dramatists Guild member, and its representative on the American Theatre Wing's Tony Nominating Committee, Abaire is a New Dramatists Resident Playwright, and a member of the WGA East.
WHO: Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company
WHERE: Studio 101 at Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring Street, Houston TX, 77007
WHEN: Preview: May 2, 2013; Shows: May 3 thru May 18, 2013 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday). All performances begin at 8pm.Price- $18.00 regular/ $10.00 students and seniors. Pay as you Can on Mondays, and $25 for opening night with a party immediately after the show.
MORE INFO/RESERVATIONS: www.mildredsumbrella.com.