Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Theater

To belatedly celebrate our anniversary, DH and I went to see "The Woman in Black" at our state theater.  Talk about a haunting!  I was on the edge of my seat almost the entire play, both with the storyline and with studying the lighting and visual effects. 

If you've never seen it, you have to go first chance you get. It's a two-actor play within a play, with both men playing multiple parts.  These guys were so good, there was no doubt which role they were playing at any given time.

The play is based on a novel by Susan Hill and was adapted to the stage by Stephen Mallaratt.  Do NOT google the storyline--some of the sites tell you the whole story as opposed to just a synopsis, and that would ruin the experience. 

The Woman in Black is in its 21st year at the Fortune Theater in London--where it is reported to be haunted by a woman in black.  She was first seen mid-performance by the actors, appearing in the wings after a break-in at the Covent Theater. How appropo!

I feel a theme for next year's yard haunt coming on....

1 comment:

  1. Very cool. I love theater and see very few "scary" plays. Definately will be hunting this one down.