The Woman in Black
Port Alberni's 78-year old Capitol Theatre plays the role of an empty Victorian theatre, where an old Arthur Kipps relates an eerie story of his youth to a young actor who he has hired to dramatise the story. When they run through the play, however, things begin to go terrible wrong...
"Proud and solitary, Eel Marsh House surveys the windswept reaches of the salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, the house's sole inhabitant, unaware of the tragic secrets which lie hidden behind the shuttered windows. It is not until he glimpses a wasted young woman dressed all in black at the funeral, that a creeping sense of unease begins to take hold. This feeling is deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk of the woman in black and her terrible purpose.
Years later, as an old man, he recounts his experiences to an actor in a desperate attempt to exorcise the ghosts of the past. The play unfolds around the conversations of these two characters as they act out the solicitor's experiences on Eel Marsh all those years ago." (from the official "Woman in Black", London production website)
Join us at the Capitol Theatre for Portal Players' very special production of this ghost play in October, featuring Chris Arthurs and Cody Taylor. David McGarry does double duty as both director and lighting designer, with sound designer Peter Wienold, stage manager Carrera Schroeder, costume designer Andrea Markiewicz, and property master John Milne. Produced by Brent Ronning.
This excursion into the supernatural plays Fridays and Saturdays, October 10 - November 1, with lounge/box office open at 6:30 and performance beginning at 7:30.
On Hallowe'en, Friday, October 31, join us for a special performance beginning at 9:00 pm. Lounge/Box office will open at 6:30 pm --- you will have time to explore the haunted, unexplored depths of the Capitol Theatre.
***Please note: "The Woman in Black" is a ghost story with sound and lighting effects which may scare small children***
The Capitol Theatre (View)
4904 Argyle Street
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1V7
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|