J-Man and I never got to celebrate our anniversary the end of September. I worked that weekend, and the next one was when he was so weak, just before the hospital admission, and well, you know the rest of that story.
So today we went to The State Theater of North Carolina--the Flat Rock Playhouse--and saw The Woman in Black.
They did an AWESOME job! It was a 2-man play within a play, and the two actors played every part. There was absolutely no doubt as to when they switched characters, and even roles, as the younger man portrayed the older man in his youth. Sounds confusing, I know, but it was so well acted, we had no trouble following along.
The story is based on a novel by Susan Hill, and was adapted to the stage by Stephen Mallatratt. The Fortune Theatre in London where The Woman in Black has been running since 1989 is reported to be haunted by a ghost - a woman in black - who began appearing shortly after a break-in at the Covent Garden theatre. She was witnessed being in the wings by all actors mid-performance, watching in silence. Isn't that creepy? It's especially creepy if you know the story--but don't google it--that will ruin the storyline for you. Just mark it down as one to see if you ever get the chance.
J-Man mentioned wanting a season ticket to the Flat Rock Playhouse for next year, which I think I might just get him for Christmas. Then, we read in the program that the theater is having a raffle for two free passes for life--at $2.00 a chance.--so we bought 10 chances. The drawing is Dec. 21, so keep your fingers crossed for us. What a Christmas present that would be!