Friday, December 29, 2006

Tucson: Beowulf Alley Theatre presents The Woman in Black



December 29, 2006                                                               Contacts:       Beth Dell


                                                                                                                        (520) 622-4460




(Tucson, AZ)— Beowulf Alley Theatre Company, at 11 South 6th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701, is pleased present The Woman in Black, a ghost story, derived from a book by Susan Hill and adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt, from January 11-February 4, 2007. Tickets may be purchased online at or call 520-882-0555.


Appearing in The Woman in Black are Roberto Guajardo and David Alexander Johnston. The director is Terry Erbe. When asked why this play was selected for the 2006-2007 season, Stephen Elton, Beowulf Alley Theatre Company’s Artistic Director said,


“Everybody loves a good ghost story. However, in my ten years of doing theatre in Tucson I haven’t seen too many produced for the stage. I’ve seen shows that have used the device of a ghost to tell a story, but most were comedies and that is what I love the most about The Woman in Black…it is simply meant to scare you.  This show has been playing in London for 17 years and with one part of our mission being dedicated to producing daring material that otherwise might not be done in Tucson, this choice was an easy one for me to make.  Interestingly enough, after I first heard about this show from Terry Erbe, I did some research both over the internet and with local theatregoers who had seen the show in London.  What I found consistently was those who had seen the show had jumped out of their pants at some point in the play.  So this season we have made patrons think, laugh and cry…now we want to scare you.”


When Director Terry Erbe learned that Elton added The Woman in Black to this season’s selections and that he had been selected to direct the play he said,


“I wanted to do this show because, when I saw it, it was one of the most thrilling experiences I've had in the theatre. I'm amazed that so few people know about it. Additionally, I look forward to having the opportunity to direct a production at Beowulf Alley Theatre Company.”


Preview Performances are $10 per ticket on January 11 and 12 at 7:30p. The production will run from January 13-February 4, 2007 with ticket prices ranging from $14-$18. Purchase tickets online at or call our reservations line at 520-882-0555.


Beowulf Alley Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization. BATC’s artistic mission is to redefine the Tucson professional theatrical landscape by melding the best of traditional theatre with the newest works with a contemporary, urban and gritty attitude. BATC aims to break typical stereotypes about theatre by finding material that is not only new to Tucson, but by producing in a daring and distinctive style that will appeal to a whole new generation of theatergoers.


Beowulf Alley Theatre Company

11 South 6th Avenue · Tucson, AZ   85701

622-4460 · FAX: 622-4460

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