The Woman in Black
Posted October 14, 2016 at 5:53 am by Tim Dustrude
It will be a dark and stormy night (at least that’s what forecasters are saying right now) … so what better way for islanders to experience it than finding THE WOMAN IN BLACK?
San Juan Community Theatre’s fall thriller opens this Friday, October 14 at 7:30 pm in the Whittier Theatre. Steven Mallatratt’s (from the book by Susan Hill) The Woman in Black is full of atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror. Its story centers on an attorney (played by Floyd Bourne, right) who is obsessed with a curse that he thinks has been cast on his family. He hires an actor (Tyler Ryan) to tutor him in recounting to family and friends the story of that dark and stormy night he first encountered the specter of “The Woman in Black.”
Director Bobby Ryan has assembled quite a behind-the-scenes crew of technical professionals and volunteers to help make sound and lighting key characters. He says the playwright insists we draw from our imaginations as we watch the suspense unfold and he promised we will be “torn between covering our ears with fright and pleading to find out what happens next.”
The Woman in Black continues Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2:00 pm and returns October 20–23 and 27–29. Tickets are available on-line at www.sjctheatre.org or the box office (378‑3210).
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