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40. The Woman in Black

In the depths of an empty theatre, one man's desire to rid himself of a terrifying curse leads him to reveal a horrific story. In an attempt exorcise the spirit of the woman in black, he hires a young actor to assist him in telling his tale. The play begins innocently enough, but as they descend deeper into the story, they find themselves caught in a world of eerie marshes, mysterious manors, ancient graveyards and howling winds. As the border between reality and fantasy blurs, the terror starts...and the flesh begins to creep.

by Stephen Malatratt
Based on the novel by Susan Hill
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Directed By Marilyn Gunderson

Gregg Irwin as the Actor
Jonathan Perry as Arthur Kipps

Not recommended for children 10 and under

(208) 468-5500

Thursday, October 27, 2011 07:00PM

Friday, October 28, 2011 07:00PM
Friday, October 28, 2011 10:00PM

Saturday, October 29, 2011 07:00PM
Saturday, October 29, 2011 10:00PM

Ticket Price: $11.00

Marie D. Galyean - Idaho Statesman

Published: 10/02/11

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Marilyn Gunderson, one of the founders of the now disbanded CAN-ACT, a theater group that performed in Caldwell and Nampa for about 18 years, is “back in the saddle again,” as she puts it, directing a spooky Halloween show for Encore Theater.

Marilyn is a talented and energetic woman who enhanced CAN-ACT’s shows as a director, actress, set designer, costumer and jack of all trades.

We all knew she couldn’t stay away from theater for long, and sure enough, she is directing “The Woman in Black,” by Stephen Mallatratt, which is the second longest-running play in London’s West End history, performing from 1989 to the present time. (The longest is Agatha Christie’s “Mousetrap.”)

The play, in a Nampa Civic Center dining room, opens at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, and runs through Saturday, Oct. 29. There will be a late-night performance at 10 p.m. Oct. 29. The show features two of Idaho’s finest actors, Gregg Irwin and Jonathan Perry, telling a chilling, macabre story.

Reservations may be made at 468-5555. Ticket cost is $11.

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