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Pulse Ensemble Theatre presents Edward Percy and Reginald Denham's rarely-produced gothic mystery Ladies in Retirement, directed by Amnon Kabatchnik, a seasoned director who is one of the nation's foremost authorities on theatrical murder mysteries and the author of three books on the subject. Ladies in Retirement is based on a famous murder in France in the 1880s. The play, while biting and funny, reflects the plight of powerless, impoverished women facing lives of desperation with no social or financial support. Set in an isolated cottage near Gravesend, in Victorian England (1885) sinister changes are set into motion when housekeeper Ellen Creed brings her two needy sisters to visit the lonely house she shares with her colorful mistress Leonora Fiske.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Theatre 3, Off-Broadway