'The Woman in Black' haunts Clague Playhouse as it opens 90th season

The cast of "The Woman in Black": Jeremy Jenkins as The Actor, Claudia Lillibridge as The Woman and Bob Goddard as Kipps. Photo by Terry Schordock

Clague Playhouse opened its 90th anniversary season on Sept. 15 with the haunting ghost play, "The Woman in Black." Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the book by Susan Hill, the spine-tingler will be running through Oct. 8 at 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:00 p.m. on Sundays.

This supernatural mystery centers around a mysterious specter – a woman in black – who relentlessly haunts a small English town. A genre classic, the play is a theatrical chiller which weaves storytelling and clever illusions to bring this Gothic tale to life.

The framework of the 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. Anyone who sees her dies!

Directed by Ron Newell, the cast consists of Bob Goddard as Kipps, Jeremy Jenkins as The Actor, and Claudia Lillibridge as The Woman.

Show tickets are $16 for adults, $15 for seniors (60+), and $10 for students (any age with a valid ID). Tickets can be purchased by visiting or calling the box office at 440-331-0403 Wednesday through Saturday from 1:00–6:00 p.m., or online at clagueplayhouse.org.

Limited FREE Thursday Student Tickets (high school and college) are also available by calling the box office and showing a student ID at the time of ticket pickup. No online reservations can be taken for this ticket type. Free Thursday Student Tickets are subject to availability.

Clague Playhouse is located at 1371 Clague Road, Westlake.

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