2019 Season

The Victorian Ladies’ Detective Collective

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a cheeky thriller
written by Patrica Milton
directed by Gary Graves
May 4–Jun 2

World Premiere #63: from the Central Works Writers Workshop

Is Jack the Ripper at it again?

Victorian London: Two sisters run a boarding house for Single Ladies. When a series of gruesome murders terrorizes their neighborhood, Loveday and Valeria appeal to the police for protection. But Scotland Yard is no help at all. And the bodies are piling up on their doorstep. So the sisters team up with a cheeky American actress to bring the killer to justice.

From the writer of last season’s award-winning comedy, Bamboozled!

 

Production sponsors: Linda & Will Schieber, Ann Singer, and Zelda Bronstein

 

Ticket Prices

Advance tickets: $30-$38
(Advance sales by phone thru Brown Paper Tickets: 800.838.3006)

At the door: $38–15 sliding scale

Pay-what-you-can: preview performances and every Thursday, at the door as available

Information & subscriber reservations: 510.558.1381

Performance calendar

(note new 7pm showtime on Saturdays!)

Thu Fri Sat Sun
May 2
8pm
Preview
PWYC
3
8pm
Preview
PWYC
4
7pm
Opening
5
5pm
Talkback
9
8pm
PWYC
10
8pm
11
7pm
12
5pm
16
8pm
PWYC
17
8pm
18
7pm
19
5pm
23
8pm
PWYC
24
8pm
25
7pm
26
5pm
Talkback
30
8pm
PWYC
31
8pm
Jun 1
7pm
2
5pm

Running Time

1 hour 45 minutes with a 10-minute intermission

Chelsea Bearce
Alan Coyne
Stacy Ross*
Jan Zvaifler

Choreography: Marcella Rogers
Costume design: Tammy Berlin
Lighting design: Gary Graves
Prop design: Debbie Shelley
Sound design: Gregory Scharpen
Stage Manager: Callie Garrett

*member AEA

Katie Smalls (Chelsea Bearce), an ex-patriot American actress, is living in London. When 5 of her fellow actresses fall victim to the Battersea Butcher, she vows to find and dispatch the killer.

Is Jack the Ripper at it again?

Photo by J. Norrena

A series of gruesome murders of actresses in the Battersea neighborhood of London, has made American-born actress Katie Smalls (Chelsea Bearce) fearful that she may become the next victim, in Central Works’ production of The Victorian Ladies’ Detective Collective by Patricia Milton.

Photo by J. Norrena

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Learn more about the inspirations for the play.
Check out Patricia’s dramaturgical site!