The Theatre at Marietta College will present the play "The Woman in Black" from Friday through Sunday in Studio 101 of the Hermann Fine Arts Center on Butler Street.
The showtimes will be 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the book by Susan Hill and directed by Sara Gable, the play is a chillingly theatrical English ghost story perfect for Halloween. It tells the tale of a young solicitor sent to settle funeral affairs at isolated Eel Marsh House who becomes haunted by its tragic past.
With the aid of a professional actor, he hopes to exorcise his ghostly memories... but can anyone ever escape her? The play continues to spook London audiences since opening in 1989.
In another Halloween-themed program, MC will hold its second annual "Ghost Stories from the Stacks" on Oct. 28 in the Legacy Library.
The event is free and open to the public. The readings are 10 and 11 p.m.
"If the crowds at last year's ghost stories are any indication, a lot of people are looking for a bone-chilling, blood-curdling scare," said Linda Showalter, special collections associate. "They will not be disappointed."
Showalter said some of last year's readers are returning by popular demand, while several new readers from among the faculty, staff, and students have been added. The stories will include creepy classics, such as "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe, mixed with traditional tales of terror from the region.