The Woman in Black
October 6 - October 29, 2017
by Stephen Mallatratt & Susan Hill
Directed by Lisa Garza
Arthur Kipps, a middle-aged solicitor, hires the services of a professional actor to help him re-create a ghostly event from his past, hoping to exorcise the nightmares which have haunted his sleep ever since. As the two men rehearse in a deserted theatre, the story unspools in terrifying fragments, from the initial appearance of a ghastly spectre at a funeral to her final, terrifying revenge for the death of her innocent child.
Venue: Garza Mainstage
10760 Grant Road
Houston, Texas 77070
Adults $28, Seniors $25, Student $19
(NO ADDITIONAL FEES)
The Woman in Black is produced by special arrangement with
Samuel French, Inc.
Director - Lisa Garza
Artistic Director - Michael Montgomery
Sound Design - Tracy Clayton
Lighting Design - John Wind
Kipps - Adam Harkay
Actor - Sam Martinez
The Woman - Lindsay Scovil
Who Should See It?
Themes: Fear, Death, Revenge
Language/Sexual Innuendo: None
Smoking/Drinking/Drug Use: None
Violence: No physical violence. Discussions of violent actions and ghostly appearances occur frequently.
Those who enjoy the “fear factor” in ghost plays and movies are recommended for this show. Though no physical violence and gore is seen, the spectre of the ghostly woman in black appears unexpectedly several times to psychologically wreak havoc. The play’s sound effects can be intense and frightening to younger audiences. The show’s major appeal is its narrative story-telling, inventive theatricality and evocative power of the spoken word to create imagery, tension and fear. Aside from running continuously for 27 years in London’s West End and many other community and professional theatres around the globe, this play is also popular in middle school, high school and collegiate programs. Parental guidance is always recommended for intense shows.
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