THE WOMAN IN BLACK Hosts Scream Contest & Offers Guests Discounted Tickets
On a night known for loud screams, heightened anticipation and thrilling performances by some of the nation's most talented athletes, THE WOMAN IN BLACK is inviting guests to wear their favorite NFL team's jersey to receive tickets for just $39 at the door on Sunday, February 3 at 2:30 p.m. Guests are also encouraged to let their scream fill the theatre in an exclusive contest judged by the cast just following the performance. An experience surely not to miss, the production has been called "Spectacular" by the Chicago Sun-Times, and dubbed "A ghost story everyone will love," by the Chicago Tribune's Chris Jones, receiving rave reviews from critics across the board.
Those looking to gather their courage and let their scream fill the theatre, the cast will be judging a Scream Contest directly following the performance. With sign up available during intermission, participants will be able to give their best scream, with the winner receiving a framed, signed photo of the cast and a complimentary dinner for two at Quartino Ristorante in River North.
Over eight million people have already lived to tell the tale of one of the most successful - and thrilling - theatre events ever staged. THE WOMAN IN BLACK - London's long-running West End play - is now playing at Chicago's Royal George Theatre with all the stage thrills that have led audiences in London to shriek in fear for 30 years.
Susan Hill's Gothic ghost story, adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt, is set in an isolated windswept mansion with tragic secrets hidden behind its shuttered windows. There, a young lawyer encounters horrific visions in the house set amidst the eerie marshes and howling winds of England's forbidding Northeast Coast. With just two actors, THE WOMAN IN BLACK offers audiences an evening of unremitting drama and sheer theatricality as they are transported into a chilling and ghostly world.
The Chicago Sun-Times said of it, "this U.S. premiere of the original production pairs director Robin Herford's brilliant staging with two knockout Chicago actors, Bradley Armacost and Adam Wesley Brown, who absolutely light up the Royal George Theatre's long dormant main stage." The Chicago Reader said, "Every element of this fine production contributes to this stage thriller that actually thrills."
Reviewing the Chicago production, Chicago Theatre Review remarked, "theatergoers searching for something completely different for their holiday entertainment and beyond, should look no further than this delightful, surprising and totally captivating melodrama," and Newcity said the production is "is frightfully fun entertainment, executed with gusto and silky-smooth professionalism, a perfect diversion for this season of frosty days and long nights, when the forces of light and darkness seem locked in cosmic combat, and a good ghost story is just the thing."
For the Chicago production, director Robin Herford recreated his original staging for the first time in the U.S., with a Chicago-based cast. This American premiere of the Original London West End production, presented by PW Productions and Pemberley Productions, will run through February 17, 2019 at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted St., Chicago.
For more information on how to join the Sunday Scream contest or receive discounted tickets on Super Bowl Sunday, guests may call the Royal George Theatre box office at 312.988.9000. The offer is only valid on Sunday, February 3, 2019.
Susan Hill's novel, THE WOMAN IN BLACK was originally published in 1983 and has thrilled and spooked millions of readers ever since. Robin Heford commissioned Stephen Mallatratt to adapt the novel for the stage in 1987 and it was produced as a Christmas show at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, U.K. After months of sold out performances, the play transferred to London's West End in January 1989.
The classic chiller was released as a major motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe in 2012, and soon became the highest grossing British horror film in 20 years.
Performances of THE WOMAN IN BLACK are as follows: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm. Tickets are $49 to $69. To purchase tickets, please visit www.ticketmaster.com or the Box Office at 312.988.9000. For more information, visit www.theroyalgeorgetheatre.com.