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.
Michelle Edwards (Mrs. Ravenscroft) and Seán Patrick Judge (Ruffing).
Zoquera Millburn (Gillian) and Seán Patrick Judge (Ruffing).
Seán Patrick Judge (Ruffing) and Claire Anderson (Marcy).
Kara Ray (Dolly).
Kara Ray (Dolly), Karen Schlag (Mrs. French), Seán Patrick Judge (Ruffing), and Claire Anderson (Marcy).