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  The Woman In Black at The Den Theatre

The Woman In Black

The Den Theatre
1329-1333 N. Milwaukee Chicago

Chicago's premiere horror theater begins their 2017 season by bringing the award-winning stage play based on Susan Hill's classic 1983 novel to Chicago. In this gothic, spine-tingler, a solicitor hires an actor to tutor him in recounting to family and friends a story that has long troubled him. It concerns events that transpired when he attended the funeral of an elderly recluse twenty years ago. There he caught sight of a woman in black, the mere mention of whom terrifies the locals, for she is a specter who haunts the neighborhood. Together, the two men recreate the events of that dark and stormy night. WildClaw is proud to present this true horror theater classic with the distinction of being the longest running non-musical in London's famous West End.

Presented by WildClaw Theatre Company

Thru - Apr 23, 2017

Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 7:30pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

Price: $25

Show Type: Drama

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Chicago Reader - Recommended

"...Based on Susan Hill's 1983 faux-gothic novel, the story follows Mr. Kipps, a British solicitor hired to sort out the estate of a deceased recluse who lived in an eccentric house surrounded by gloomy marshes and possibly inhabited by a vengeful ghost. Steven Mallatratt's 1987 stage adaptation (the second-longest-running play in West End history) frontloads the tale with heavy metatheatrical clutter, so it's hardly surprising director Elly Green's measured production doesn't start gathering steam until the midway point. But once it does, her theatrical restraint starts paying off. Who knew a simple scrim could be put to such creepy effect?"
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