BWW Reviews: Mildred's Umbrella Theater's RAVENSCROFT is A Genre-Bending, Gothic Mystery

Sound Design by Tim Thompson is simplistic, but evocative. I loved the used of a ticking clock at the top of the show and the phonograph player's warped and warbled sounds.

Mildred's Umbrella Theater does clever work with RAVENSCROFT, pulling out as compelling of a production as the script allows. I feel like Don Nigro should really condense his work into an interesting and intense 80-85 minute one act. However, the quality of direction and acting in Mildred's Umbrella's production really enlivens the show and ensures that the audience is amused.

RAVENSCROFT runs at Spring Street Studio's Studio 101 at 1824 Spring Street, Houston through May 18, 2013. For more information or tickets, please visit http://www.mildredsumbrella.com or call (832) 463 - 0409.

Photos by Lynn Lane. Courtesy of Mildred's Umbrella Theater.

BWW Reviews: Mildred's Umbrella Theater's RAVENSCROFT is A Genre-Bending, Gothic Mystery

BWW Reviews: Mildred's Umbrella Theater's RAVENSCROFT is A Genre-Bending, Gothic Mystery
Michelle Edwards (Mrs. Ravenscroft) and Seán Patrick Judge (Ruffing).

BWW Reviews: Mildred's Umbrella Theater's RAVENSCROFT is A Genre-Bending, Gothic Mystery
Zoquera Millburn (Gillian) and Seán Patrick Judge (Ruffing).

BWW Reviews: Mildred's Umbrella Theater's RAVENSCROFT is A Genre-Bending, Gothic Mystery
Seán Patrick Judge (Ruffing) and Claire Anderson (Marcy).

BWW Reviews: Mildred's Umbrella Theater's RAVENSCROFT is A Genre-Bending, Gothic Mystery
Kara Ray (Dolly).

BWW Reviews: Mildred's Umbrella Theater's RAVENSCROFT is A Genre-Bending, Gothic Mystery
Kara Ray (Dolly), Karen Schlag (Mrs. French), Seán Patrick Judge (Ruffing), and Claire Anderson (Marcy).

BWW Reviews: Mildred's Umbrella Theater's RAVENSCROFT is A Genre-Bending, Gothic Mystery

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David Clarke David Clarke has had a lifelong love and passion for the performing arts, and has been writing about theatre both locally and nationally for years. He joined BroadwayWorld.com running their Houston site in early 2012 and began writing as the site's official theatre recording critic in June of 2013.


 
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