Monday, October 16, 2017

We Enjoyed "The Woman in Black" on a Baltimore Stage

L to R: Tom, Jim, Richard, Rob
We don't get to live theater productions very much but this weekend, we got into the "spirit" of the Halloween season by seeing "The Woman in Black," a stage show about a ghost. Our friends Jim and Richard who lived in Baltimore joined us for the production at the Fells Point Corner Theatre in Baltimore. 

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! 

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

I'm a simple guy who enjoys the simple things in life, especially our dogs. I volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy exercising, blogging, politics, helping friends and neighbors, participating in ghost investigations, coffee, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country music,writing books on ghosts and spirits, cooking simply and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.