Penobscot Theatre Company Presents: The Woman in Black AND behind the scenes ghost tours led by East Coast Ghost Trackers

The Woman in Black at PTC October 17 – November 3

 “The most brilliantly effective spine chiller you will ever encounter…if you haven’t seen this show yet you are missing a treat’ Daily Telegraph”

Penobscot Theatre Company proudly presents the spine-chilling ghost play, The Woman In Black from October 17 – November 3, perfectly set in the historic Bangor Opera House.

In October, who doesn’t love a good, old-fashioned ghost story? Especially a ghost story told on the stage of a 125 year old opera house?

Set on a lonely English moor, on an isolated causeway, Arthur Kipps, is an up-and-coming young lawyer who has come north to attend the funeral and settle the estate of a Mrs. Alice Drablow who lives alone at Eel Marsh House. The routine formalities Kipps anticipates give way to a tumble of events and secrets more sinister and terrifying than any nightmare: the rocking chair in the nursery of the deserted Eel Marsh House, the eerie sound of pony and trap, a child’s scream in the fog, and, most dreadfully, and for Kipps most tragically, the woman in black.

This brilliant adaptation, by Stephen Mallatratt is based on Susan Hill’s classic chiller. It has had three film adaptations, most recently in 2012, starring Daniel Radcliff. Unanimously acclaimed by the critics and now in its 25th year in London’s West End, The Woman In Black is a terrifying trip through time into a tragic and ghostly world where the horrors of the supernatural combine with the power and intensity of live theatre to send shock waves through the audience with splendid thrills and chills.

Directed by Artistic Director, Bari Newport the production features Brad LaBree, who was last seen at PTC in Around the World in 80 Days and San Francisco based Mark Chambers* who is making his Penobscot Theatre Company debut. Set design is by Sean McClelland (The Sugar Bean Sisters), lighting design by Jonathan Spencer (Boeing-Boeing), sound by Brandie Rita (The Fox on the Fairway), properties by longtime PTC artist, Meredith Perry and costumes by Kevin Koski (Wit).

Set rendering for The Woman in Black, designed by Sean McClelland (Sugar Bean Sisters).

“The Woman In Black is a brilliant exercise in atmosphere and controlled horror,” says Newport. “It’s the most perfectly delicious spine-tingler and really suits the Opera House well.”

In addition to the production, PTC will partner with the popular local ghost hunting team, East Coast Ghost Trackers for two evenings of behind-the-scenes Opera House tours on October 19th and October 31st. Tours are $12 and may be purchased by phone or in person only. Limited availability. Advance sign-up highly recommended. Available with Woman in Black ticket purchase only.

The Woman in Black is recommended for people 6th Grade and up. Tickets range from $24 – $38. Student, senior and military discounts available. To purchase tickets or to inquire about group sales call the PTC Box Office at (207) 942-3333 or purchase tickets online at www.penobscottheatre.org.

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About Amy Roeder

Director of Education – Amy Roeder is pleased to be joining the staff at PTC. Amy received her BFA in theatre from the University of Evansville and her Master of Fine Arts in acting from The University of Georgia. She recently relocated to Bangor from Chicago where she taught and performed with famed comedy institution The Second City. Local audiences may have seen her onstage with Improv Acadia in Bar Harbor where she has been a company member since 2005. Amy has performed all over the country including at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park and with the Improv Asylum in Boston. In addition to teaching acting and improvisation classes all over the world, Amy is also designs and facilitates workshops in improvisational techniques for businesses. Amy hates writing in the third person.