When: Thu., Oct. 17, 8 p.m., Fri., Oct. 18, 8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 19, 8 p.m., Thu., Oct. 24, 8 p.m., Fri., Oct. 25, 8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 26, 8 p.m. and Thu., Oct. 31, 10 p.m. 2013
This Halloween, try getting scared by a play instead of a slasher movie. Despite its so-so film adaptation starring Daniel Radcliffe, The Woman in Black is known as one of the best ghost stories on stage, with record-breaking runs in its home country of England. This framed story starts with a lawyer who hires an actor to help him tell the tale of a ghostly woman in black and the events that transpired after he saw her at a funeral in a small village. “We were looking for a piece of theater that would work perfectly in time for Halloween, and could fit nicely inside the bones of the building,” says Keely Enright, artistic director of the Village Repertory Co. “The Woman in Black is a piece we have been considering for a few years — but it wouldn’t have worked in the old Mt. Pleasant venue.” Their new home on Woolfe Street, however, an old meat packing warehouse that’s still being renovated, is just about ideal for a dark and creepy story. In fact, Enright says that the building itself will be used almost as another character in the play.