Directed by Kc Hofer
Performances: September 29th - October 1st at Whitewater Music Hall
The Woman in Black is a ghost story that tells of Arthur Kipps, a solicitor of London sent to the country to settle the affairs of the recently deceased shut-in, Alice Drablow. However, when he arrives in the village he finds the townspeople less than eager to talk to him or have anything to do with the dreaded Eel Marsh House. As Arthur begins his work, he finds himself stalked by the ghostly vision of a woman dressed all in black. This frightening adaptation is the second longest running play on London’s West End, behind the Mousetrap. Using a minimal set and simple special effects with a wealth of theatrical ingenuity, Woman in Black has proven to be that rare occurrence of a play that is truly terrifying.
Kipps: In “The Woman in Black,” he is the young solicitor sent to investigate after the death of Alice Drablow. In the framing device, he is in fact a London stage actor hired by Mr. Kipps to assist him in retelling his tale.
Actor: In “The Woman in Black,” plays all the other roles, including Kipp’s employers and the various townspeople. In the framing device he is the real Arthur Kipps, now an elderly man and haunted by his memories, hoping to exorcise his demons by telling the tale of his experiences.
The Woman: non-speaking role, the ghostly specter that haunts the village and Eel Marsh House.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.