THE WOMAN IN BLACK Opens Tonight at Wells Theatre
As Darkness falls across the land, terror will rise and fill the Wells Theatre as VSC welcomes The Woman in Black by Stephen Mallatratt to the stage. As one of British Theatre's biggest hits, The Woman in Black uses all the tricks of the live stage to frighten even its toughest audience members.
The Woman in Black is based on the 1983 novel of the same name by Susan Hill. In this adaptation, Director Peter Moore will take the simple tale of a lawyer settling the affair of a solitary widow, and create a chilling production in which audience members will witness a woman's horror bleed through from the next life.
Opening Night will be Friday, October 25th at 8 pm, and regular performances will run Tuesdays at 7:00 pm, and Wednesdays -Saturdays at 8:00pm. Matinee performances will be offered on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm.
To enhance audience members' experience, VSC will offer ghost tours of the Wells Theater every Friday after the performance. For just an additional $10, audience members will enjoy a spooky cocktail and take a haunted ghost tour in the Wells Theater.
VSC will also hold a talkback on Sunday, October 27th after the 2pm matinee, where audience members will have the chance to participate in an open discussion with the director of the play.
VSC is collecting photos from the community for the #hauntednorfolk photo contest. Individuals are asked to take pictures of something they find scary or haunted in Norfolk, and then post the pictures to the VSC Facebook page with the hash tag #hauntednorfolk. Selected participants will win free tickets to The Woman in Black.
Tickets for The Woman in Black range from $10 to $50. Tickets may be purchased online at vastage.com or by calling the VSC box office at 757-627-1234. $10 tickets are limited and are only available by calling the VSC Box Office. Group discounts are available by calling 757-627-6988 ext. 358
Virginia Stage Company is the region's only fully professional resident theater company, serving an audience of over 90,000 annually. Originally founded as The Norfolk Theatre Center in 1968, the Company changed its name to Virginia Stage Company and took on its present form in 1979. VSC's mission is to "enrich, educate and entertain the region by creating and producing theatrical art of the highest quality and worthy of national prominence."