the luna project
New Work in the Open Space
No, The Woman in Black is not an enigmatic, art-house Johnny Cash biopic starring Cate Blanchett. It’s playwright Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of the 1983 novel by Susan Hill, revolving around mysterious child fatalities and a possibly haunted Victorian-era British manor. Arthur Kipps is a lawyer who goes to examine the estate of one of his late clients. Encounters with leery, secretive townies and bone-chilling apparitions set the stage for a grim tale that falls thematically between The Wicker Man and, well, every creepy kid-horror plot ever scripted.