Woman in Black
By Stephen Malatratt
Based on the novel by Susan Hill
October 13-20, 2017
Featuring Kareem Badr and Stephen Price.
Come experience what over 7 million theatre-goers have discovered as "the most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter" (Daily Telegraph). Currently in its 27th year on London's West End, Stephen Mallatratt's haunting adaptation of Susan Hill's hair-raising ghost story comes to Austin just in time for the Halloween season.
A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the specter of a Woman in Black, engages a skeptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but then, as they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of moving shadows and deadly secrets.
In the news
A classic piece of entertaining, imaganitive theater... a perfect fit for the Halloween season." -Austin American Statesman
A spine-tingler, externally providing chills and internally prodding base fears... Like a frightening freight train, we're starting off slow and building macabre momentum... to a cacophony of terror twoard the show's climax." -Austin Chronicle.
Penfold Theatre always gives its audience plays that are among some of the most well produced in the city, and WOMAN IN BLACK is no exception." -BroadwayWorld Austin
Awards and honors
Austin Chronicle's Top 10 Theatrical Performances of 2017, Kareem Badr
B. Iden Payne Award Nomination, Outstanding Small Cast Performance in Scripted Theatre, Kareem Badr, Steve Price
B. Iden Payne Award Nomination, Outstanding Direction of a Drama, Emily Rankin
B. Iden Payne Award Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama, Kareem Badr
B. Iden Payne Award Nomination, Outstanding Sound Design, David Boss
WOMAN IN BLACK was a co-production with the Austin Scottish Rite Theater and 7 Towers Theater. Sponsors included the City of Austin, City of Round Rock and Larry Najvar of Edward Jones.
Photos by Kimberley Mead