Thursday, September 29, 2011

Vampires, Witches & Ghosts

Our haunting series of Halloween-themed programs begins Tuesday, October 11, at 6:30 p.m., with Robert and Lynn Halbrook's interactive theater presentation "Vampires, Witches and Ghosts." The program combines several forms of theater: illusion, hypnosis, and spook show, creating an evening of eeriness and chills.

Strange phenomena and manifestations occur as tales of mediums, murderers, and mayhem are recounted. Do the dead actually return? Classic and contemporary books on the supernatural are examined, from the Minnesota Road Guide to Haunted Locations to Elizabeth Kostova's The Historian. Can the characters that populate these books come back to "life"?

The program also features a display of artifacts gathered from around the world. A mummified finger bearing a very special ring, a Ouija board said to be possessed by its original owners, and an "Inquisitor’s Box" used to detect the blood of a witch are just a few of the relics haunting this show. Relics that may be touched by audience members … and, just maybe, audience members will be touched by these relics!

Audience level: Not for children under 12 years of age.

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