The Woman in Black (theatre)
On Thursday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. community theatre is back onstage at The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center with the opening production of “The Woman in Black.” The play is a 1987 stage play, adapted by Stephen Malatratt. It is based on the book of the same name, which was written in 1983 by Susan Hill. Evening performances will be October 31 through November 2 at 7:30 p.m. There will be one matinee performance at 2:00 p.m. on November 3. This event is part of The Matthews’ Subscription Series. General admission tickets may also be purchased. They are currently on sale for $15 adults, and $5 youth and BHSU students and may be purchased at the art gallery or by phone Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 605-642-7973.
NOTE: This event is not recommended for children 12 years and younger. Due to the suspenseful nature of this play, there will be NO LATE SEATING. Late arrivals will be seated at intermission.
This is a ghost story. A simple tale between two men. A spine-tingling story. Highly acclaimed, this play combines the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir. It gives audiences an evening of unremitting drama as they are transported into a terrifying and ghostly world.
The Matthews’ Executive Director, Sian Young says, “Our Victorian era theatre is the perfect setting for this play - an intimate story told in an intimate theatre. This chilling tale is reminiscent of Edgar Allen Poe. It makes your heart race, but you are enjoying every minute of the suspense. The first time I saw this play, I slept with a night light on!”
Cast members are Jacob J. Roman cast as Kipps and Dwight Myers, cast as Actor. Max G. Merchen is the director. According to Max, “In 1926, The Cornish and West Country Litany included this prayer: ‘From goulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!’” After working on this production, I would amend it to read: "...and things that make things go bump-bump, bump-bump in the night."
The play is by Stephen Malatratt based on the book by Susan Hill. It is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization located at 612 N. Main Street in Spearfish, South Dakota. To learn more about The Matthews either contact by phone, 605.642.7973 or their website at www.MatthewsOpera.com.
Oct 31 - Nov 03, 2013
10/31-11/2: 7:30pm, 11/3: 2pm
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