Just in time for Halloween, Brainerd Community Theatre is presenting the chilling ghost play “The Woman in Black.” Performances in the Chalberg Theatre will be at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 26 - 28, with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on the 28th.
Adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatrat from the Gothic horror novel by Susan Hill, the play has become a favorite of London’s West End for nearly three decades. Its run in London makes it the second-longest running production in that city’s history, behind Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap.”
The play is written for two actors and a nearly-bare stage. Taking on the acting duties for this production will be Brainerd Community Theatre Director Patrick Spradlin and well-known area actor Kevin Yeager. “This ghost story,” Yeagar said, “being told on dreary late October nights will surely bring many of us back to our childhood. We can all recall a moment, alone, in a dark house on a cold night being scared to death by what might be lurking just out of sight. It is always what you can’t see that is truly horrifying.”
Tickets for “The Woman in Black” are available from CLC Theatre Box Office at (218) 855-8199, or online at www.clcmn.edu/arts.
This production is sponsored by Jennifer and Isaak Anderson. The entire CLC Performing Arts Center season is made possible in part by an operating grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.