Florida Rep’s 2021-2022 Season continues with the chilling ghost story, “The Woman in Black.”October 22, 2021
Professional live theatre is back in the Historic Arcade Theatre. Previews begin Oct. 26th.
Based on the classic novel by Susan Hill, “The Woman in Black” by Stephen Mallatratt, takes the stage just in time for Halloween in the theatre’s historic venue.
FORT MYERS, FL – Florida Repertory Theatre announces its return to the Historic Arcade Theatre with “The Woman in Black,” a spine-tingling ghost story starring David Darrow and ensemble member, V Craig Heidenreich. Previews begin Oct. 26, and the suspenseful thriller runs through Nov. 14.
Tickets for “The Woman in Black” are available online at FloridaRep.org and through the box office at (239) 332-4488 for $59 and $55. The show can also be purchased as part of any 2021-2022 Season subscription series, and packages for 6, 7, 8, and 9 shows start as low as $224.
“We are so excited to finally bring this play to life in the Historic Arcade Theatre,” said Artistic Director, Greg Longenhagen. “‘The Woman in Black’ is more than a ghost story, it is a love-letter to theatre and actors, and Mr. Mallatratt’s adaptation of the story places the action in an abandoned Victorian Theatre – so the Arcade is the perfect setting. So, not only will you be on the edge of your seat, but you’ll be in awe of the theatre magic that we’ll employ to tell the story. We’re so glad to welcome audiences back to the Arcade for this thrilling play.”
Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the novel by Susan Hill, “The Woman in Black” follows a lawyer who is obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over his family by the specter of a woman in black. The man engages a skeptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. “The Guardian” called it “a roller coaster of thrills and chills…a masterpiece.”
The production stars ensemble member, V Craig Heidenreich, and guest artist, David Darrow. Heidenreich returns to the Arcade after appearances in in the 2019-2020 season in “Barefoot in the Park” and as the inspector in “An Inspector Calls,” in addition to many other roles. David Darrow returns to Florida Rep after appearing in Florida Rep’s 2020 production of “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” just before the pandemic forced the theatre to close its doors, and a virtual performance in “Clue: the Stay at Home Version,” which the theatre offered on-demand last fall.
Making his Florida Rep debut, Steve Pacek, directs the production. Based in Philadelphia, Mr. Pacek is an actor and director whose work at other theatres includes Virginia Stage, the Arden Theatre, the Alley Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, and the 11th Hour Theatre, where he currently serves as Transitional Artistic Director.
Mr. Pacek leads an expert creative team, including ensemble set designer Jim Hunter (“The Fox on the Fairway”), costume designer Jillian Parzych (Florida Rep debut), lighting designer Aly Docherty (Florida Rep debut), sound designer Joel Abbott (Florida Rep debut), and ensemble stage manager Janine Wochna (“A Gentleman’s Guide”).
“The Woman in Black” is generously sponsored by Naomi Bloom.
“The Woman in Black” plays in the Historic Arcade Theatre Oct. 29 – Nov. 14 with discounted previews Oct. 26 – 28. Tickets are $59/$55 and $39/$35 for previews, and available online at www.FloridaRep.org and through the box office at (239) 332-4488. Performances are Tuesday – Saturday at 7 PM, Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2 PM, and 8 PM for the opening night gala performance on Friday, Oct. 29.
Florida Rep’s parking lot opens 2 hours before each performance and offers guests FREE PARKING across the street from the Arcade Theatre.
Florida Repertory Theatre is committed to the safety of its patrons, volunteers, staff, and artists. Until further notice, Florida Rep is operating with enhanced health and safety measures, and current protocols are outlined at the theatre’s website by clicking this link: https://www.floridarep.org/buy-tickets/protocols-for-safety/
Subscriptions for the 2021-2022 Season are also on sale now and offer the best seats at the most significant savings. Subscriptions start at $224 for 6 shows, and packages are available for any budget or any schedule. Subscriptions for 6, 7, 8, and 9-shows are available through the box office at 239-332-4488 or toll-free at 877-787-8053.
Florida Repertory Theatre performs in the Historic Arcade Theatre and the ArtStage Studio Theatre on Bay St. between Jackson & Hendry with free parking in the Fort Myers River District. Visit Florida Rep online at FloridaRep.org, and by following the company on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
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