|L to R: Tom, Jim, Richard, Rob|
THE STORY: The Woman in Black is a 1987 stage play, adapted by Stephen Mallatratt (who died in November 2004 at the age of 57). The play is based on the book of the same name, which was published in 1983 by English author Susan Hill. The Woman in Black was written in the style of a traditional Gothic novel. The plot concerns a mysterious spectre that haunts a small English town, heralding the death of children.
|Grayson Owen as Kipps and Sean Coe as the Actor|
I sent a note to Grayson Owen, who played one of the 2 leading men (it was a 2 man show and 1 woman who came in briefly) I told him that we enjoyed the performance and it was brilliant. Sean Coe, the other co-lead was also fantastic. Holly Gibbs did a great job in making me jump out of my seat (twice!). The directing by Patrick Gorirossi was wonderful and it was a "haunting" show.
NOTE: This is a small theater and cozy. They didn't use a lot of props, and that didn't sit well with Richard. Tom thought there could have been more props to make it a bit more realistic but he really enjoyed it. Jim and I loved it. We thought it was great and told them it's all about "Theater of the Mind."
Fun Fact - "The Woman in Black" is the fourth-longest-running West End show (11,488 performances)
BOTTOM LINE - It's a haunting play, well done by these great actors. Don't mind the lack of props, use your imagination. If you're anywhere near Baltimore, see it before it ends on November 5th. It's perfect for the Halloween mood!