Spooky and Spellbinding, "The Woman in Black" Haunts the Western Suburbs

An ideal play for the Halloween season, The Woman in Black relies on Gothic ghosts instead of gore.

Newer suburban theaters may attract more critical attention, but if slow-and-steady wins the race, The Theatre of Western Springs (TWS), established in 1929, slaughters the competition. This year, they celebrate their 85th season and 500th production with a solid staging of Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut's mordant tale of a World War 2 veteran "unstuck in time."