The Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) conclude their 35th season with Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story The Woman in Black. A lawyer, obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black, engages a skeptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise 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 eerie marshes and moaning winds. Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation, a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror, has been running in London for more than 25 years.
Performances of The Woman in Black take place April 29-May 22, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey, at Marshfield just west of Ashland, in Chicago. Free parking is available in two lots. WTTW members may purchase two full-price tickets for the price of one, subject to availability.
The Orion Ensemble concludes its 2015-16 season with “Musical Enchantments,” welcoming back guest violinist Mathias Tacke, former second violinist of the Vermeer Quartet, and highly respected Chicago violist Stephen Boe. They join Orion for Antonín Dvorák’s Miniatures for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 75a; Amy Beach’s Quintet in F-sharp Minor for String Quartet and Piano, Op. 67 (1908); and Johannes Brahms’ Quintet in B Minor for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 115.
The Orion Ensemble’s concert program “Musical Enchantments” takes place Sunday, May 29 at 7:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Geneva, 2300 South Street in Geneva; Wednesday, June 1 at 7:30 pm at the Pianoforte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago – joined by Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras’ Millennium Winds quintet performing sections from Cambini’s Wind Quintet No. 1 in B-flat Major; and Sunday, June 5 at 7:30 pm at Music Institute of Chicago’s Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston. WTTW members may purchase two full-price tickets for the price of one, subject to availability.
WTTW Members have the exclusive opportunity to receive $10 off tickets to HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN now playing at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted Street in Chicago through Sunday, May 22.
From the depths of anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia to New York’s Lower East Side, and ultimately all of the country and the world, Irving Berlin’s story epitomizes capturing the American Dream. Featuring the composer’s most popular and enduring songs from “God Bless America” to “White Christmas,” Felder’s signature creation of character and musical performance will make this evening with Irving Berlin an unforgettable journey.