Woman in Black
based on a novel by Susan Hill
adapted to stage by Stephen Mallatratt
Redwood Curtain’s 25th production is West-End’s longest running production, and promises to titillate and thrill Redwood Curtain audiences. The Woman in Black, based on a novel by Susan Hill and adapted to stage by Stephen Mallatratt, wanders through mysterious marshes and dark shadows along England’s Eastern Coastline.
After the death of Alice Drablow, a woman with no friends, no family, and no visitors to her secluded, dark home, Arthur Kipps, a young lawyer, travels to the foggy East Coast of England to attend the funeral and sort out all of Alice Drablow’s papers. Upon arriving in the small town, Kipps gains an unnerving sense of impending horror. He questions townsfolk about Alice Drablow and Eel Marsh House, yet comes away with an even deeper sense of unease as the people turn away and only hint about a dark figure lurking in the shadows. Haunted for years by his chilling encounter, Kipps employs a young actor to re-tell the grim events surrounding Alice Drablow’s funeral, hoping to purge his mind of the woman’s evil grasp. As the tale manifests, however, the boundaries of reality begin to blur until what once seemed real becomes untrue, and what once seemed a horrific suggestion becomes a tragic reality from beyond the grave.
This show played July 1- 24 2004
Woman in Black Cast and Production Staff
Catherine L. Brown
Hair & Makeup