DWU theatre to present ‘Woman in Black’
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Some people like to forget their fears; others relive them, over and over again.
Such is the case in “Woman in Black,” a thriller by Susan Hill and adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt. The Dakota Wesleyan University production will be at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 11-13, in the Patten-Wing Theatre, Hughes Hall. Tickets are $5 each and sold at the door.
The play is directed by 2013 DWU graduate Chris Ferera, who has worked on and acted in numerous DWU theatre productions, as well as Mitchell Area Community Theatre.
“Woman in Black” begins with a lawyer, Arthur Kipps, played by Kurt Schwarzenbart, so haunted by the events of his past that he hires an actor to help him recount the experience to family and friends. What he saw was the “Woman in Black,” a legendary ghost who terrifies the locals because supposedly all who see her dies – except Arthur.
“Just the fact that this ghost play takes place in the dark and in a theatre that’s over 100 years old should be indicative enough that it’s going to be eerie,” said A.J. Miller, a DWU senior who plays the actor. “The audience, the whole time, should feel pretty tense and if done right, will be looking all around the theatre during the play, trying to catch a glimpse of ‘the woman.’ ”