Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

'Ravenscroft' a Clever Murder Mystery Thriller

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

'Ravenscroft' a Clever Murder Mystery Thriller

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We upstart Americans have an abiding affection for our English forebears.

They have nicer manners, for one thing. And -- if popular culture is to be believed -- they have stately homes, plenty of servants, and relations with names like St. John Taliaferro D'Asquith whom they are liable to dispatch in such amusing ways as applying strychnine to the sherry, or plastic explosives to the Christmas crackers.

That's the world of "Ravenscroft" -- described by a critic of Broadway World as a "three-way intersection of Monty Python, Agatha Christie and Downton Abbey." This drawing-room comedy/thriller involves -- of course -- a lonely country house. Also a victim who has plunged to his death down a staircase, an inspector, and five alluring women -- any one of whom could be the one whodunit.

"It's a thinking person's murder mystery with a lot of comedy, and should be great fun for the audience," says Don Jay Smith, a spokesman for the theater. …

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