A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is a must see at the Cincinnati Aronoff Center it overflows with outrageous humor, intrigue and wit. The characters of the story are so animated and lively that you will joyfully follow them wherever they want to go almost becoming a co-conspirator.
The story is one of Monty Navarro he has recently lost his mother who he cared about very deeply. A mystery older lady a Miss Shingle shows up to offer condolences and share family secrets to Monty. He was poor but enterprising young man living a shabby dwelling. Miss Shingle provides knowledge to him that he was not poor but a heir to the family fortunate of the D’Ysquith family very wealthy aristocratics. His mother of a D’Ysquith and so is he. His mother was shunned by the family due to choosing the love of her life over money. Miss Shingle convinces him he is in line to become an Earl if he plays his cards right. The problem is the D”Ysquith’s are ruthless and don’t want to accept him and first. However, Monty will not be denied and will have true love, money, and position even if a few people have to die.
Kevin Massey is outstanding and funny as Monty and you will love his on the spot performance that hits every note.
Kristen Beth Williams as Sibella Hayward and Kristen Hahn as Phoebe D’Ysquith, the love interests on Monty kept everything interesting and adds that extra spicy and edge to the performance.
Mary VanArsdel as Miss Shingle adds a tasty touch of mischief and mayhem, and the show wouldn’t be same without her.
More information on this is available at http://www.cincinnatiarts.org/ don’t miss this one.