The Avon Theatre presents An Evening with Deborah Goodrich Royce

Join the author talk and book signing with Deborah Goodrich Royce, as she discusses her second novel Ruby Falls, begins at 6:00pm. This special event continues with a film screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca (1940) on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 7:00pm.

Books will be available for purchase at this event courtesy of Diane’s Books. Please call (203) 869-1515
to order a copy now.

Deborah Goodrich Royce

About Ruby Falls: Like the chilling psychological thriller The Silent Patient, Deborah Goodrich Royce’s Ruby Falls is a nail-biting tale of a fragile young actress, the new husband she barely knows, and her growing suspicion that the secrets he harbors may eclipse her own. In this thrilling and twisty homage to Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, the story ricochets through the streets of Los Angeles, a dangerous marriage to an exotic stranger, and the mind of a young woman whose past may not release her.

RUBY FALLS has been named one of the most riveting books of spring 2021 by Veranda Magazine.

Ruby Falls is the second novel from author Deborah Goodrich Royce. Her first psychological thriller, Finding Mrs. Ford, debuted in June of 2019. Deborah graduated Summa Cum Laude from Lake Erie College in 1980 with a BA in modern foreign languages and a minor in dance. In 2008, she received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the same institution. Deborah was an actress in film and television for ten years. Her big break came with the leading role of Silver Kane, sister of the legendary Erica Kane, on the long running ABC soap opera, All My Children.

Deborah went on to star in feature films such as Remote Control, April Fool’s Day, and Just One of the Guys, television movies such as Return to Peyton Place, The Deliberate Stranger with Mark Harmon, and Liberace, and
television series such as St. Elsewhere, Beverly Hills 90210, and 21 Jump Street. After the birth of her daughters, Deborah moved to Paris in 1992 and worked as a reader for Le Studio Canal Plus. On her return to the US, she transitioned to Miramax Films as their story editor. At Miramax, she worked on the development of such films as Emma, The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain, Walking and Talking by Nicole Holofcener, and early versions of Chicago and A Wrinkle in Time. In 2004, Deborah and her husband, Chuck Royce, restored and reopened the Avon Theatre Film Center. Deborah serves on multiple boards, including the national council of the American Film

Institute, the executive board of the Greenwich International Film Festival, and the governing board
of the New York Botanical Garden, the Greenwich Historical Society, and the PRASAD Project.

The psychological thriller Rebecca was director Alfred Hitchcock’s first American film project. The screenplay was based on the 1938 novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier. It’s the story of a young woman who marries a fascinating widower only to find out that she must live in the shadow of his former wife, Rebecca, who died mysteriously several years earlier. The young wife must come to grips with the terrible secret of her handsome, cold husband, Max De Winter (Laurence Olivier). She must also deal with the jealous, obsessed Mrs. Danvers, the housekeeper, who will not accept her as the mistress of the house.

This gothic tale shot in black-and-white was released in 1940 to critical and commercial success. It received eleven nominations at the 13th Academy Awards, more than any other film that year. It took home two Oscars: Best Picture and Best Cinematography, becoming the only film directed by Hitchcock to win Best Picture .

TICKET PRICES: Avon Members $9 General Public $14.50 (Ticket price includes both the author talk and the film screening)

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