Haunting Thriller The Woman in Black at Costa Mesa Playhouse
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The last date listed for The Woman in Black was Sunday November 22, 2009 / 2:00pm.
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The year is 1951. The place, Hollywood, California. America's sweetheart, Mary Dale, is about to… More
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This play was quite the surprise for many reasons, but we'll start with the direction (which was exceptional)! I knew nothing about the story line of the play before seeing it, but I was pleasantly blown away by the acting (which was superb),...continued
Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the Book by Susan Hill
Directed by Stephen Hulsey
Arthur Kipps, a middle-aged solicitor, hires a theatre and the services of a professional actor to help him re-enact, and thereby hopefully exorcise, a ghostly event which befell him many years previously with horrifyingly tragic results. Still running in London’s West End after 20 years, The Woman In Black treads in the footsteps of the classic ghost story, following the tradition of Charles Dickens and Henry James. It relies on atmosphere, a vivid sense of place, on hints and glimpses and suggestions, on what is shadowy, heard and sometimes only half-seen, to chill the audience’s blood to the marrow. Not for the faint of heart.