PhilaU’s Gemini Theater Company Presents Gothic Thriller, ‘Ravenscroft’

Miss Scarlet did it in the billiard room with the candlestick.

If you loved the game Clue, then don’t miss Philadelphia University’s Gemini Theatre production of the “Clue-like” murder mystery Ravenscroft.

The University production opens for a preview on Wednesday, Nov. 5 and runs Thursday, Nov. 6 through Saturday, Nov. 8 in Downs Auditorium at 8 p.m. each night.

Ravenscroft is a thought-provoking, gothic thriller, a psychological drama and a dark comedy that is both funny and frightening.

On a snowy night, police Inspector Ruffing, played by Topher Anderson, is called to Ravenscroft ― a remote estate in the English countryside ― to investigate the fatal, headlong plunge of a man down the main staircase.

There, he becomes surprisingly entangled in the lives of five alluring and dangerous women: Marcy, the beautiful Viennese governess with a mysterious past, played by Katie Carlton; Mrs. Ravenscroft, the outrageously flirtatious lady of the manor, played by Emily Buickerood; Gillian, her charming but absolutely demented daughter, played by Natasha Walker; Mrs. French, the formidable and passionate cook, played by Lauren Robbins; and Dolly, a terrified, scatterbrained maid, played by Caroline Helfand.

You might not guess the ending, but on the way to it, you will be teased, seduced, bewildered, amused, frightened and led into a dark encounter with truth or something even stranger.

PhilaU’s Gemini Theater production of Ravenscroft is directed by Rhonda Goldstein, director of the University’s Drama Guild.

The production crew includes the following students:
Project Producer – Christina Corsaro
Stage Managers – Rebecca Greenwald and Kimberly Smeltzer
Set Designers – Steven Sergi, Althea Sanford and Christina Corsaro
Graphic Design – Megan Picucci, Lindsay Beach and Stephanie McHugh
Costume Designers – Nikky Enterline, William Diak and Katrina Vasquez Paa
Hair and Makeup – Meghan McHugh
Lights – Amy Cann
Sound – Erike DeVeyra
Production Support – Sharika Washington and Laura Schoedler

Admittance is free for PhilaU students with a University ID. The production is open to the public for a $5 admission fee.

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