On the Radar: Woman in Black at Gorilla Theatre

For those of you who want an extra dose of spook in your experience, there’s a special late night showing on Halloween. Lead actors gracing the stage are Christopher Rutherford, recently in Jails, Hospitals and Hip-Hop, and Shining City’s Glenn Gover. Oct. 15-Nov. 8, 7 p.m. Thurs., 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 3 and 7 p.m. Sun., with special performances at 6 and 10 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 31, Gorilla Theatre, 4419 N. Hubert Ave. #D, Tampa, $20-$25, $10 students 30 minutes prior to curtain, 813-879-2914, gorillatheatre.com. – Lily Reisman

Welcome to On the Radar, where we preview up-and-coming arts events to mark your calendar for. If you scare easily or shudder at the thought of ghosts and dark, scary rooms, perhaps you should sit this one out. This weekend, Gorilla Theatre presents the classic ghost tale, Woman in Black.

Closely based on English author Susan Mills’ novel, the stage performance – adapted by Stephen Mallatratt – is said to chill, thrill and terrify audiences. It follows Mrs. Drablow, who lives and dies alone in a desolate house in a dreary part of England. Depressing, right? After Drablow dies, a young lad from London is sent to attend her funeral and sort out her papers. As you may have guessed, the unlucky chap gets caught up in the dark, tragic secrets that remain in the now empty, dismal house ... or is it empty?

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