Meet the Cast of Ravenscroft – Catherine Wenschlag is Mrs. Ravenscroft

Screenshot_2015-09-14-19-48-54-1What is your role in Ravenscroft? I’m playing Mrs. Ravenscroft – head of the household… And don’t you forget it.

What is your background in theatre? I’ve been performing for over 30 years now (eek!). I started with St. Albert Children’s Theatre, attended Victoria School, and have done shows for a number of independent theatres over the years. This is my fourth chance to perform in a Walterdale production (following Jeffrey, Village of Idiots and Much Ado About Nothing).

What brought you out for the show? Another part! I was originally interested in Mrs. French, but once our director, Madeline Stout, let me play with Mrs. Ravenscroft in call backs, I fell in love with her. She’s a truly delicious part. The play intrigued me as mystery, a subtle comedy, and a great opportunity for strong roles for women.

It’s a mystery… what’s your favorite mystery movie/play/book and why? I love mysteries because I try to solve them before the reveal. And I especially love them when there is witty dialogue. I’m a huge fan of the BBC Sherlock. As for a play, I’ve always been fascinated by Night of January 16th by Ayn Rand – where the actors perform a courtroom drama and the audience decides the verdict. And to read – I love series about detectives; especially Faye Kellerman, Sue Grafton, and Elizabeth George.

If you were in the Game of Clue, Who/Where/With What would be your preferred murder method? Mrs. White in the library with the rope. Probably because someone mis-filed the books.

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