RAVENSCROFT Opens 4/12 at Long Beach Playhouse
Long Beach Playhouse is about to plunge into the mysterious and funny world of Don Nigro's Ravenscroft.
Directed by Mitchell Nunn, this funny and suspenseful mystery is set in an English country estate in 1905. On a dark and snowy night, Police Inspector Ruffing is called to the estate to investigate the fatal plunge of Patrick Roarke down the main staircase. Ruffing becomes involved in the lives of five alluring and dangerous women who lead the inspector through a bewildering labyrinth of contradictory versions of the deaths of both Patrick Roarke and the late Mr. Ravenscroft.
There are ghosts on the staircase and skeletons in the closet. The inspector's investigation leads him into his own tortured soul and a dark encounter with the truth.
Ruffing is played by Playhouse stalwart, Noah Wagner who was last seen in the acclaimed Studio production of Equus. Mrs. Ravenscroft is portrayed by another Playhouse veteran, Susan E Taylor. Both are handing in performances that will both thrill and entice the audience.
The rest of the cast is made up of Playhouse first timers and old hands at the boards.