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Ravenscroft

Interior of Old building in Turkey

Details

November 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Performance Dates: November 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 2016
$12

Venue

Roger T. Sermon Community Center,
201 N Dodgion St Independence , 64050 United States
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Description

Written by: Don Nigro

Directed by: Michael Masterson

SYNOPSIS: This psychological drama is a thinking person’s Gothic thriller, a dark comedy that is both funny and frightening. On a snowy night, Inspector Ruffing is called to a remote house to investigate the headlong plunge of Patrick Roarke down the main staircase.

More Details

2016-2017 Season

Crimes of the Heart

Written by: Beth Henley
Directed by: Julie McDaniel

Play

September, 2016

Ravenscroft

Written by: Don Nigro
Directed by: Michael Masterson

Play

November, 2016

Agnes of God

Written by: John Pielmeier
Directed by: Ernest Williams

Play

January, 2017

Return to the Forbidden Planet

Written by: Bob Carlton
Directed by: Larry Morris

Play

March, 2017

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Written by: Christopher Durang
Directed by: Gregory Chafin

June, 2017

Upcoming Events

  • Date
  • Event
  • Description
    • Date
      September 29, 2016
      7:00 pm
    • Event
      Member Meeting
    • Description
      We hold open business meetings eight times per year in the evenings and encourage anyone interested to attend. All meetings are at 7 p.m. in the Sermon Center.
    • Date
      October 21, 2016
      7:00 pm
    • Event
      Enchanted Forest
      $3
    • Description
      The Enchanted Forest is a non-scary alternative to haunted houses and a fun experience for younger children (accompanied by an adult). Groups are led by guides down the paved trail through the Enchanted Forest to see stories enacted at several stops along the way. A hay ride at the end of the trail brings groups back to the entrance.
    • Date
      October 22, 2016
      7:00 pm
    • Event
      Enchanted Forest
      $3
    • Description
      The Enchanted Forest is a non-scary alternative to haunted houses and a fun experience for younger children (accompanied by an adult). Groups are led by guides down the paved trail through the Enchanted Forest to see stories enacted at several stops along the way. A hay ride at the end of the trail brings groups back to the entrance.
    • Date
      October 28, 2016
      7:00 pm
    • Event
      Enchanted Forest
      $3
    • Description
      The Enchanted Forest is a non-scary alternative to haunted houses and a fun experience for younger children (accompanied by an adult). Groups are led by guides down the paved trail through the Enchanted Forest to see stories enacted at several stops along the way. A hay ride at the end of the trail brings groups back to the entrance.
    • Date
      October 29, 2016
      7:00 pm
    • Event
      Enchanted Forest
      $3
    • Description
      The Enchanted Forest is a non-scary alternative to haunted houses and a fun experience for younger children (accompanied by an adult). Groups are led by guides down the paved trail through the Enchanted Forest to see stories enacted at several stops along the way. A hay ride at the end of the trail brings groups back to the entrance.
    • Date
      November 1, 2016
      6:30 pm
    • Event
      Open Auditions
    • Description

      Audition for Agnes of God

      Written by: John Pielmeier

      Directed by: Ernest Williams

      Actors auditioning for the roles of Doctor and Mother should prepare a two-three minute monologue to feature their skills and talent. Actors auditioning for the role of Agnes please prepare a two minute monologue featuring your skills and talent, and be prepared to sing acapella. All actors must fill out an Audition Form or bring a resumé, and be ready to talk with the director about your theatre experiences.

    • Date
      November 2, 2016
      6:30 pm
    • Event
      Open Auditions
    • Description

      Audition for Agnes of God

      Written by: John Pielmeier

      Directed by: Ernest Williams

      Actors auditioning for the roles of Doctor and Mother should prepare a two-three minute monologue to feature their skills and talent. Actors auditioning for the role of Agnes please prepare a two minute monologue featuring your skills and talent, and be prepared to sing acapella. All actors must fill out an Audition Form or bring a resumé, and be ready to talk with the director about your theatre experiences.

    • Date
      November 3, 2016
      8:00 pm
    • Event
      Ravenscroft
      $12
    • Description

      Written by: Don Nigro

      Directed by: Michael Masterson

      SYNOPSIS: This psychological drama is a thinking person’s Gothic thriller, a dark comedy that is both funny and frightening. On a snowy night, Inspector Ruffing is called to a remote house to investigate the headlong plunge of Patrick Roarke down the main staircase.

    • Date
      November 4, 2016
      8:00 pm
    • Event
      Ravenscroft
      $12
    • Description

      Written by: Don Nigro

      Directed by: Michael Masterson

      SYNOPSIS: This psychological drama is a thinking person’s Gothic thriller, a dark comedy that is both funny and frightening. On a snowy night, Inspector Ruffing is called to a remote house to investigate the headlong plunge of Patrick Roarke down the main staircase.

    • Date
      November 5, 2016
      6:30 pm
    • Event
      Dinner Theatre
      $26
    • Description

      Ravenscroft Dinner Theatre - One Night Only

      Dinner: 6:30 p.m.

      Curtain: 8:00 p.m.

      Buy tickets online, or by phone at 816-325-7367. Price includes dinner and show. Ravenscroft is written by Don Nigro and directed by Michael Masterson. Presented by CTI by special arrangement with Samuel French.

Meet Our Directors

You can't have a great show without great directors. Learn more about the directors for the 2016-2017 season.

Julie McDaniel

Director
Crimes of the Heart, September 2016

Michael Masterson

Director
Ravenscroft, November 2016

Ernest Williams

Director
Agnes of God, January 2017

Larry Morris

Director
Return to the Forbidden Planet, March 2017

Greg Chafin

Director
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, June 2017

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