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Suburban theater for the week of Oct. 14-20

"The Woman in Black": Fox Valley Repertory marks the ghostly season with Stephen Mallatratt's sturdy chiller (which is being turned into a film starring Daniel Radcliffe). An actor is hired by attorney Arthur Kipps to help him exorcise the memory of an isolated house where he met the title specter. Alex Hugh Brown and Ron Rains star under John Gawlik's direction. Friday through Oct. 30 at Fox Valley Rep, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles; $29-$39 at foxvalleyrep.org

"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow": Albright Theatre offers its annual staging of Washington Irving's American classic. Veronica Krystal and Jennifer Ring co-direct. Friday through Oct. 22 at Albright Theatre, 100 N. Island Ave., Batavia; $7 at albrighttheatre.com

"Searching for Peabody's Tomb": If you grew up in DuPage County, you probably heard stories about ghostly doings associated with coal baron Francis Peabody's burial place. First Folio Theatre has called the mansion Mr. Peabody built home since 1997. Chrissie Howorth's scripted interactive tour, directed by Alison C. Vesely, takes visitors through the atmospheric corridors of the Tudor revival home, where ghostly vestiges of the original owner and the monks pop out from dark corners. Wednesday through Oct. 31 by First Folio Theatre, 31st Street and Illinois Highway 83, Oak Brook; $10 at firstfolio.org

"Ravenscroft": There are two suburban offerings of Don Nigro's manor-house comedic mystery involving a dead body at the foot of the stairs and five women with various connections to the corpse. Friday through Oct. 30 at with GreenMan Theatre, First United Methodist Church, 232 S. York St., Elmhurst; $17 at 630-464-2646 or greenmantheatre.com. Also 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Cox Auditorium, Triton College, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove; $12 at 708-456-0300, ext. 6932 or triton.edu/entertainment

"Cinematic Titanic": Join the people who made "Mystery Science Theater 3000" a cult classic as they rip apart the cult nonclassics "Frankenstein's Castle of Freaks" and "Blood of the Vampires." 7:30 and 10 p.m. Oct. 15 at Elgin Community College Arts Center, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin; $43-$66 at elgin.edu

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