Swift Creek Mill The­atre opens the­atre sea­son

The­atre holds Main­stage open­ing sea­son, and Youth The­atre open­ing sea­son

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SOUTH CH­ESTER­FIELD — The first pro­duc­tion of the 2017– 2018 Main­stage sea­son is

The Woman In Black run­ning Sept. 16 through Oct. 21. Pre­view per­for­mances are Sept. 14 and 15 with open­ing night on Satur­day, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m.

The power of sto­ry­telling is on full dis­play in this the­atri­cal spinechiller about the woman in black who haunts the neigh­bor­hood where her child was killed. This show has been run­ning in Lon­don for 27 years and only a se­lec­tive few Amer­i­can the­atres have been granted the right to pro­duce it in­clud­ing Swift Creek Mill The­atre.

The fea­tured artist for The Woman In Black is Mike Hauben­stock. Hauben­stock will fea­ture 35 of his oil paint­ings show­cas­ing food, land­scapes, Rich­mond scenes, still lifes and many other sub­jects. The art­work will be on dis­play in The Mill Room through Oct. 21.

Their Youth The­atre pro­gram opens its 2017– 2018 sea­son in the fall as well. That pro­gram will ex­tend Youth per­for­mances of The Woman In

Black for 3 per­for­mances in­clud­ing Sept. 29, Oct. 6, and Oct. 13. The Latin Bal­let of Vir­ginia will present El Dia de los Muer­tos for 3 per­for­mances be­tween Oct. 24-27. A por­tion of this pro­duc­tion is spon­sored by the Vir­ginia Com­mis­sion for the Arts. Stu­dents will have the op­por­tu­nity to see 6 pro­duc­tions dur­ing the 2017–2018 Youth The­atre sea­son. Two pro­duc­tions are tar­geted to ele­men­tary school grade lev­els and four for mid­dle and high school grade lev­els.

Open­ing Nights for the 2017–2018 Main­stage sea­son are as fol­lows: The Woman In Black Satur­day, Septem­ber 16, 2017 at 8 p.m. The An­drews Broth­ers Satur­day, Novem­ber 11, 2017 at 8 p.m.

All My Sons Satur­day, Jan­uary 20, 2018 at 8 p.m. Dames at Sea Satur­day, March 10, 2018 at 8 p.m. Al­ways A Brides­maid Satur­day, May 19, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Tom­fool­ery Satur­day, July 14, 2018 at 8 p.m.

For more in­for­ma­tion (in­clud­ing reser­va­tion in­for­ma­tion) con­tact the Swift Creek Mill The­atre at 804-748-5203 or visit www.swiftcreek­mill.com for on­line tick­et­ing.

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