Taking a stab at dark comedy

After wrapping up On the Flight Path, Many Hats Theatre Company is already prepping for the fourth show of their fourth season. Ravenscroft, by Don Nigro,is described as a thinking person’s gothic thriller, a dark comedy that is both funny and frightening. The play opens on the Cannery Stage in the Cannery Trade Centre on Sept. 8 and runs until Oct. 1.

After wrapping up On the Flight Path, Many Hats Theatre Company is already prepping for the fourth show of their fourth season.

Ravenscroft, by Don Nigro,is described as a thinking person’s gothic thriller, a dark comedy that is both funny and frightening. The play opens on the Cannery Stage in the Cannery Trade Centre on Sept. 8 and runs until Oct. 1.

On a snowy night, Inspector Ruffing is called to a remote house to investigate the headlong plunge of Patrick Roarke down the main staircase. He becomes involved in the lives of five alluring and dangerous women. They lead him through a bewildering labyrinth of contradictory versions of Roarke’s demise and that of the late Mr. Ravenscroft. The investigation leads into his own tortured soul and the nature of truth itself.

But as dark as that might seem, there is still humour, making for what the Many Hats production team calls “an exciting evening of laughter and murder that will have you on the edge of your seat.”

Shows are Thursday, Friday, Saturday with an 8 p.m. curtain time, and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

Tickets are available at the Wine Country Visitor’s Centre at Railway and Eckhardt in Penticton or may be ordered by phone at 250-493-4055.