Press Room

Mick Mize in Blastosphere, 2009 (photo: Jay Yamada)

May 12, 2019 · Central Works Season 29 continues with Patricia Milton’s cheeky thriller, THE VICTORIAN LADIES DETECTIVE COLLECTIVE – now extended through June 9!  (Download PDF)

May 26, 2018 · Central Works 2018 Summer Offering: Cristina García’s KING OF CUBA  (Download PDF)

Apr 16, 2018 · Central Works Season 28 continues with Gary Graves comic thriller, PALACE WRECKERS  (Download PDF)

Feb 6, 2018 · Central Works opens 28th season with BAMBOOZLED by Patricia Milton  (Download PDF)

Nov 26, 2017 · Central Works announces Season 28  (Download PDF)

Sep 1, 2017 · Central Works 27th season concludes with Strange Ladies  (Download PDF)

May 29, 2017 · Central Works 27th Season Continues with the Rolling World Premiere of WINTER  (Download PDF)

Apr 13, 2017 · EDWARD KING, Central Works new comedy about finding your roots opens May 13  (Download PDF)

Jan 29, 2017 · Central Works opens 27th season with YEARS IN THE HUNDREDS  (Download PDF)

Jan 5, 2017 · Central Works announces 2017 Season  (Download PDF)

Oct 9, 2016 · Central Works concludes season with a NNPN Rolling World Premiere, INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH  (Download PDF)

Apr 11, 2016 · Central Works completes a “Gothic Thrillogy” with Robert Louis Stevenson: Jekyll and Hyde  (Download PDF)

Jan 25, 2016 · Central Works launches Season 26 with an utterly ridiculous, deadly serious, Oedipal family drama  (Download PDF)

Dec 15, 2015 · Central Works Announces 2016 Season of 4 world premieres  (Download PDF)

Aug 24, 2015 · Central Works 25th Season concludes with world premiere #49, “Ada and the Memory Engine” by Lauren Gunderson

Jun 16, 2015 · Central Works presents world premiere #48, the new musical PROJECT AHAB; or, Eye of the Whale  (Download PDF)

Apr 9, 2015 · Central Works 25th Season continues with adaptation Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s haunting story, THE YELLOW WALLPAPER  (Download PDF)

Dec 15, 2014 · Central Works 25th Season opens with world premiere #46, Enemies: Foreign and Domestic  (Download PDF)

Nov 10, 2014 · Central Works 25th Season Marks 25 Years of Making Plays  (Download PDF)

Oct 10, 2014 · Central Works presents world premiere #45, Recipe, by Michael Gene Sullivan  (Download PDF)

Jun 26, 2014 · Dracula Inquest opens July 12  (Download PDF)

Apr 1, 2014 · The Crazed, opening May 17, marks 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre.  (Download PDF)

Jan 17, 2014 · The Lion and the Fox opens February 22 at Central Works  (Download PDF)

Jan 13, 2014 · 2014 SEASON at the Berkeley City Club  (Download PDF)

Press photos for The Victorian Ladies’ Detective Collective

PC Henry Crane, the Victorian police constable in charge of the investigation of a series of brutal murders by the Battersea Butcher; one of three characters portrayed by Alan Coyne.

Is Jack the Ripper at it again?

Central Works presents world premiere #63: The Victorian Ladies’ Detective Collective May 4-June 2, Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley

Photo by Jim Norrena

A series of gruesome murders of actresses in the Battersea district of London, has made former actress Loveday Fortescue (Stacy Ross*) take on her most impressive role yet: The Detective, in Central Works’ production of The Victorian Ladies’ Detective Collective by Patricia Milton.

Central Works presents world premiere #63: The Victorian Ladies’ Detective Collective May 4-June 2, Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley
*member AEA

Photo by Jim Norrena

Ex-pat American actress, Katie Smalls (Chelsea Bearce-far right), joins forces with sisters Loveday Fortescue (Stacy Ross*-center) & Valeria Hunter (Jan Zvaifler-left) to solve the mystery of the Battersea Butcher in Patricia Milton’s new play, The Victorian Ladies’ Detective Collective.

Central Works presents world premiere #63: The Victorian Ladies’ Detective Collective May 4-June 2, Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley
*member AEA

Photo by Jim Norrena

All photos: ACT OUT Photography by Jim Norrena

Who is the Battersea Butcher? Three intrepid women choose solve the mystery of who is committing a series of gruesome murders of actresses in Patricia Milton’s new play, The Victorian Ladies’ Detective Collective (l to r: Jan Zvaifler, Stacy Ross*, Chelsea Bearce).

Central Works presents world premiere #63: The Victorian Ladies Detective Collective May 4-June 2, Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley
*member AEA

Photo by Jim Norrena