The Woman in Black


Date: September 15, 2016 — October 16, 2016
Days & Times:

Wednesday & Thursday: 7:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 8:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm
No performance on September 18th & 21st


Running Time: 90 minutes plus a 15 minute intermission
Price: $28

By Stephen Mallatratt and Susan Hill
Directed by Damian Baldet


Summary

Arthur Kipps, a middle-aged solicitor is tortured by an episode from his past when, while settling the estate of an elderly recluse, he is visited by a woman in black, a figure who terrifies the locals. He  hires an actor and a theater to help him reenact his experience, and exorcise the spector that haunts his life.    – A classic ghost story and the second longest running play in London’s West End.

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Cast

Arthur Kipps
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Sean Dillon (Kipps) is thrilled to be returning to the Cape Rep stage after a long time away, having previously performed in The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Stones in His Pockets, Sideshow, Into the West, and Sunday in the Park with George. Sean studied acting at New York University and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, and performed with a number of theater companies in New York, including the Lincoln Center Institute, Aquila Theatre Company, and Smith Street Stage. He currently resides in Minneapolis, MN, where he writes, directs, produces, and acts for the stage, and teaches and performs improvisation. He is also an unlikely hand model, and his hands have made appearances in commercials for Target, Pillsbury, and others.

Actor
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Richard Jay Sullivan– Audiences may remember him from past Cape Rep productions of Good People (Mike), Mack and Mabel (Mack Sennett), Eurydice (Father), A Class Act (Ed Kleban), All My Sons (Chris), Sunday in the Park with George (George), and last season’s La Cage Aux Folles (Georges). Other recent credits include The Goat , or Who Is Sylvia (Martin- New Provincetown Players), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (George- Counter Productions) and Little Women (Professor Bhaer- CCTC).Off Broadway and Regional: Circle Rep., Cleveland Playhouse, Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival among others. BFA- Hofstra University; MFA- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee PTTP. Member – AEA. Grateful for his family, Jared & Penny.

The Woman in Black
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Lindsey Erin Agnes (The Woman in Black) is excited to be part of The Woman in Black. Her most recent credits include Tammy/Amber understudy in Cape Rep Theatre’s Hairspray, Ariel in The Little Mermaid at CCTC, Amy in Little Women the Musical at CCTC, Margot in Yours, Anne at ETC, Anne in La Cage Aux Folles at Cape Rep, Ensemble/Mistress u/s in Evita at Cape Rep, Zaneeta/Marian u/s in Music Man at CCTC. Lindsey thanks her family for always supporting her passion, PHD for his unconditional love, and the passionate and talented cast and crew that have put so much love into the amazing show you are about to see!

* Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under Special Appearance Contract.


Creative

Director
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Damian Baldet (Director) most recently appeared as Hoover in Here’s Hoover! directed by Alex Timbers. He appeared on Broadway in the 2014 revival of Machinal starring Rebecca Hall and Michael Cumpsty. With the Obie Award-winning company, The Civilians, he was an original collaborator on Gone Missing and appeared in Nobody’s Lunch, Paris Commune, Canard Canard Goose, and most recently in The Great Immensity at the Public Theatre. At La Jolla Playhouse, he appeared in Blood Wedding directed by Mark Wing-Davey, Sweet Bird of Youth directed by Michael Greif, A Murder, A Mystery and a Marriage adapted and directed by Aaron Posner, Timon in Disney’s The Lion King across America in Las Vegas and London’s West End. At Soho Rep, Damian appeared in The Flying Machine’s Frankenstein and in Attempts on Her Life directed by Steven Cosson. His solo show, Pugilist, played at Barrow St. Theatre. Last year he played in Henry VIII at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.

 

Scenic Design
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Ryan McGettigan (Scenic Design) Cape Rep credits: Failure: A Love Story, Evita, La Cage aux Folles, Jerusalem, Next to Normal, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anna Christie, Avenue Q, Xanadu, Dirty Blonde, A Class Act, Eurydice, Side Man, Beauty Queen of Leenane and Circle Mirror Transformation. Recent designs in the Northeast include The Odyssey (World Premiere), Trouble in Tahiti (Glimmerglass Festival), Julius Caesar (Shakespeare & Co./ Orlando Shakespeare Theatre), and The Fabulous Lipitones (WHAT). Regional credits: Heathers, Sweet Potato Queens (World Premiere), First Date (Houston Press, Best Musical 2015), Striking 12, Bonnie & Clyde (TUTS Undergound), Smokey Joe’s Cafe ( Theatre Under the Stars ), Marie Antoinette (Houston Press Best Scenic Design, 2015), The Language Archive (Stages Theatre, Houston–2013 BATEH Scenic Design Award, Broadway World Houston Best Scenic Design nominee), The Birds, The Cherry Orchard, The Importance of Being Earnest, Doctor Faustus, Ubu Roi (Classical Theatre Company), Boom (Black Lab Theatre, 2013 BATEH Award Nominee), Mother Divine (New York Musical Theatre Festival), Next to Normal, Much Ado About Nothing (Abilene Shakespeare Festival), 9 to 5 The Musical, The Marvelous Wonderettes, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Legacy eatre, Atlanta). International: Henry V, As You Like It, Complete Work of William Shakespeare Abridged, Richard III (Prague Shakespeare Company, Czech Republic). Opera: The Magic Flute (San Jose Opera), Die Fledermaus, Carmen, Lucia di Lammermoor, Marriage of Figaro (New Orleans Opera), Bound, From My Mother’s Mother, Your Name Means the Sea (World Premieres) (Houston Grand Opera – HGOco). Ballet: Tsuru (World Premeire) (Houston Ballet/Asia Society Texas). Upcoming projects include Million Dollar Quartet ( Theatre Under the Stars), Wilde Tales, a world premiere youth opera commissioned by the Glimmerglass Festival, Cooperstown, NY. RyanMcGettigan.com

Lighting Design
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Phil Kong (Lighting Design) Cape Rep Theatre credits include Mr. Burns; a post electric play, Failure: A Love Story, Good People, Jerusalem, Next to Normal, and Good Bye, Mary Rose. Phil’s work has been seen internationally in dance, theater, and events. His most recent work includes lighting design for Lotte Das Musical in Wetzlar, Germany, and associate production design for the band The Album Leaf ‘s national tour.

Costume Design
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Carol Sherry (Costume Design) is a freelance costume and wig designer who divides her time between New York City and Cape Cod. Carol’s 30- year career extends to Broadway, off-Broadway, regional and international theater. She is widely known on the Cape for her extensive work for many of the area’s companies including Payomet Performing Arts Center, Wellfleet Harbor Actors’ Theater, The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival, and Peregrine Theatre Ensemble. She is excited to join Cape Rep for this beautiful production.

Sound Design
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Ken Chamberlain (Sound Design) is excited to be working on his first show with Cape Rep. Previous sound design highlights include The Skin of our Teeth, The 39 Steps, and Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Currently living in the New York area, Ken will return to Holland, MI, to assist in his Alma Mater’s theater department.

Dialect Coach
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Alison Weller (Dialect Coach) most recently had the pleasure of playing Hilde Latymer in A Song at Twilight at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, with Laila Robins and Ed Genest. She is Project Director of The Cape Cod Fishing Project, an interview-based theatre piece currently in the research phase commissioned by Cape Rep Theatre. Broadway: Coram Boy. Off Broadway: This Beautiful City (Vineyard Theatre), Gone Missing (Barrow St. Theatre), and Aphrodisiac (PS 122). As an Associate Artist with the Obie Award-winning Civilians: original collaborator on the long-running Gone Missing and critically-acclaimed This Beautiful City, also The Ladies (Chashama), and The Modern World Project with Anne Kauffman. Other NY: The Female Terrorist Project (The Committee), Out from Under It, and Blue Lila Rising (New Georges). Regional: Portland Center Stage, Mark Taper Forum, Kirk Douglas Theatre, Lyric Stage Company, Actors Theatre
of Louisville, WHAT, and seven seasons at the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ. With Cape Rep: Outside Mullingar, Frankie and Johnnie in the Claire de Lune, Lady in the Dark, My Fair Lady, Ruby Tuesday, and many others. Alison is proud to have been in the company of American Records’ ReEntry, performing at naval bases in VA, CA and MS for sailors returning from deployment. She is a graduate of the London Film School’s Fast Forward Program for feature film producers and is developing several projects, including a screen adaptation of Thomas H. Cook’s The Last Talk with Lola Faye. BA, Harvard; MFA, UCSD. Member Actors’ Equity.

Stage Manager
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Allison Davis (Stage Manager) is pleased to be back for her fourth season at Cape Rep, where her previous credits include La Cage aux Folles, Evita, The Light in the Piazza, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. She is a graduate of Bridgewater State University with a B.A. in Theatre.


Gallery

Photos courtesy of Bob Tucker/Focalpoint Studio.


Reviews

‘Woman in Black’ a captivating chiller

“The title character in “The Woman in Black” may be an apparition, but there are many powerful sights to behold in the show, as its writing, actors and crew combine to create many stunning pictures onstage.” – Cape Cod Times

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Cape Rep Theatre in Brewster presents classic ghost story

“Against a backdrop of plain stage and minimal props a ghost story unfolds, complete with eerie sounds of the sea, billowing curtains, dramatic lighting, objects that move without human intervention and encounters with ghostly beings who’ve already passed from this earthly realm.” – Barnstable Patriot

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Powerful Performances Drive Scary ‘The Woman In Black’ At Cape Rep

“Cape Rep’s ‘The Woman in Black’ is an at-times humorous but most of all a frightening two hours and a great night out at the theater. Especially if you’re expecting a gasp-out-loud ghost story; you will not be disappointed.” – Cape Cod Chronicle

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The Wonder of Fright Rises with Cape Rep’s The Woman in Black

you will not be disappointed in the adrenaline pumped happiness it brings as a result of being properly scared.” – BroadwayWorld

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