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Monday, June 26, 2017 This Week's Paper
You have been warned: Lakewood to stage “Woman in Black’

Lakewood Playhouse is set to present Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s Terrifying Ghost Story “The Woman in Black,” the second-longest-running show in London’s West End behind Agatha Christie’s "The Mousetrap."

The play will be performed on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Feb. 22 and March 17.

This is a ghost story that will have you checking the shadows when you return home and a chilling tale that will have you telling yourself over and over: It’s only a play…it’s only a play.

Presented with views from all sides, in the Lakewood Playhouse’s unique "in the round" seating, this production will help you feel like as if you are "inside" the show…and, at times, lost in its supernatural dreamworld.

The framework of this spine tingler is unusual: a lawyer hires an actor to tutor him in recounting to family and friends a story that has long troubled him concerning events that transpired when he attended the funeral of an elderly recluse. There he caught sight of the woman in black, the mere mention of whom terrifies the locals, for she is a specter who haunts the neighborhood where her illegitimate child was accidentally killed. Anyone who sees her dies! The lawyer has invited some friends to watch as he and the actor recreate the events of that dark and stormy night.

This production contains scenes that may be to intense for younger children, parental supervision is suggested.