Cupid’s Park Theatre
413 South Main Street
Kernersville, NC 27284
Written by Stephen Mallatratt. Based on the book by Susan Hill.
Mr. Kipps – John Collier
The Actor – Churaqui Mosley
September 14 – September 30, 2012
About the show:
Many years ago while settling the estate of a reclusive widow, Arthur Kipps came face to face with unspeakable horror. Harboring his secret, he has suffered alone … until now. Unable to bear it any longer, he seeks the help of a young actor to assist him; together, the two men set out to tell Mr. Kipps’ dark tale. In reliving the terrifying events through their telling, Kipps fights to regain peace in his now tortured existence. He hopes to purge himself of the source of his nightmares — the haunting Woman in Black.
Stephen Mallatratt’s amazing ghost play is based on Susan Hill’s book by the same name; his stage adaptation has been running on London’s West End for 23 years! Hill’s book is also the inspiration for the recent major motion picture, The Woman in Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe.
About our director:
Nathan Adam Sullivan, an Arkansas native, received his BA in Theatre in ’02 from Harding University in Searcy, AR. From 2003-2008, he worked as the Assistant Technical Director for Harding’s Theatre Program and as Scenic Designer/Technical Director for Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre (SSDT). While in AR, his directing credits included Oleanna, The Woman in Black, and Wit for HU Theatre and Jake’s Women for SSDT.
Adam and his wife Elizabeth became residents of Kernersville in May ’08. Since then, his NC directing credits include The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (CTG); Butterflies Are Free and Rounding Third for Open Space Café Theatre; and Plaza Suite (RSVP Community Theatre).
Having joined the KLT family with his scenic design for 2008’s The Christmas Bus, Adam then made his KLT directorial debut with the highly-successful North Carolina premiere of Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell, by North Carolina authors Virginia Cate and Duke Ernsberger. His first play, Crier Tuck, was selected as the winner of the N.C. New Play Project and was produced in Greensboro in 2010. He has also directed The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon and A Christmas Carol for KLT. He is pleased to return to work with the Folly stage and KLT on The Woman in Black.