Presenting the 7 Towers Theatre Company’s upcoming collaboration with Penfold Theatre!
The Woman in Black
by Stephen Mallatratt
Come experience what over 7 million theatre-goers have discovered as “the most brilliantly effective spine-chiller you will ever encounter” (Daily Telegraph). Currently in its 27th year on London’s West End, Stephen Mallatratt’s haunting adaptation of Susan Hill’s hair-raising ghost story comes to Austin just in time for the Halloween season.
A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the specter of a Woman in Black, engages a skeptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcize the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but then, as they reach further into his darkest memories, they find themselves caught up in a world of moving shadows and deadly secrets.
Tickets $20-$30 with discounts for students and seniors (65+).
Half-off student rush tickets available 30 minutes before show.
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7 Towers began in 2010 as a collaboration between an actor and a dramaturg (later turned director), both interested in the basic relationship between story, performer, and audience. Placing a particular emphasis on organic rehearsal processes and honest storytelling, we value fundamental methods of communication over flashy spectacle. We are committed to the use of research in the creative process, striving for the closest possible representation of life, emotion, and events. In this way, we utilize the spectrum of academic and practical approaches to performance, continually connecting text to human experience. In the rehearsal room, we value improvisation and intellect, allowing actors’ intuitive understanding of self and story to shape both process and product. We thrive on experimentation. Our fundamental vision is of a theatrical process that searches for precise and deep truth, deeper than what the average person, or even the average artist will accept as sufficient.
7 Towers is a sponsored project of Austin Creative Alliance.
7 Towers is motivated by what Martha Graham describes as a “queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive.” We are dedicated to making theatre that challenges the status quo, both in content and in production style. We seek to produce both new and classic plays that ask exhaustive and probing questions about the society we live in and the function of art within it. We are not interested in asking questions we already know the answers to. We strive to simultaneously grant actors a greater degree of creative freedom in the rehearsal room and to make them more responsible for the product in production. We believe that exploring contemporary experience through direct, honest, and often irreverent storytelling can open live theatre to new and diverse audiences.