KMC Onstage to thrill audiences with ‘The Woman in Black’

“A real theatrical spine chiller.”  “A truly nerve shredding experience.”  “Delicious dread.” These are some of the ways critics have described “The Woman in Black,” a play adapted from the Susan Hill novel by Stephen Mallatrat.

With this supernatural thriller set to be released as a motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe (from “Harry Potter” fame) in 2012, KMC Onstage brings you to a haunting standstill just in time for Halloween with this ghost story.

Arthur Kipps, a young English lawyer, is sent to attend a funeral and tend to the affairs of Alice Drablow unaware of the tragic secrets that lie hidden behind the shuttered windows of her estate.

Drablow lived alone for more than 60 years in this mansion. Something awful happened there, and when Kipps arrives, awful things start to happen to him. This chilling thriller contains all the ingredients of a classic ghost story: a deserted mansion, haunted graveyards and locals who don’t dare breathe a word the horrors they have seen. 

“‘The Woman in Black’ is a thriller appropriate for Halloween, and audiences will find themselves swept along into the murky world of the play,” said director Amy Barron Smolinski. “It’s a story of dark power and of confronting our fears, but most importantly, it is a good, old-fashioned, chilling ghost story.”

Produced by KMC Onstage and U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern, “The Woman in Black” will open today at Heaton Auditorium on Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.
“The Woman in Black” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and Oct. 28 and 29, and at 3 p.m. Oct. 23 and 30.

Tickets are $14 for adults, and $12 for students and seniors.  All tickets are $2 off if purchased in advance.

For tickets, call the KMC Onstage box office between noon and 4 p.m. at 483-6626 or 0631-411-6626, or e-mail (e-mails received after 4 p.m. Fridays won’t be answered).

(Courtesy of KMC Onstage)