Haunted by History: A Phantasmagoria

History / Heritage - Performance

Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, October 18, 2017 - October 29, 2017
10:30 AM-11:00 AM

Old Sturbridge Village
Center Meetinghouse
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566
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Old Sturbridge Village presents Haunted by History: A Phantasmagoria, October 18-29, 2017 during the Village's regular open hours. Guests gather outside The Center Meeting House where they meet Dr. Lantornia, a mysterious showman who promises them he can conjure spirits from New England's past in his "Phantasmagoria." He leads them into the darkened meeting house, where they participate in a séance, encountering the ghosts of several New England figures who died in the 19th century with unfinished business, including abolitionist writer Lydia Maria Childs, millionaire industrialist Samuel Colt, decorated naval officer Commodore Mathew Perry, Zerah "The Human Calculator" Colburn and prison reform activist Dorothea Dix. The séance goes awry when we find out all is not as it seems and Dr. Lantornia has ulterior motives for his Phantasmagoria.

HAUNTED BY HISTORY is written and directed by P.J. Griffith who created last year's sold-out Midwinter Mischief immersive adventure at the Village and starred in the original cast of The Sleepy Hollow Experience. His recent credits include St. Jimmy in American Idiot on Broadway, Leon Czolgoscz in Assassins at Yale Repertory Theater, Sleep No More, the acclaimed immersive theatrical experience Off-Broadway, and Jett Rink in The Public Theater's premiere of Giant. P.J. received the 2010 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Performance for Setup and Punch at The Blank Theater and the 2017 New York Musical Theater Festival Award for Outstanding Lead Performance for Georama. He can be seen guest starring in an upcoming episode of Blue Bloods on CBS this fall, as well as on Gotham, Jessica Jones and The Good Wife.

Please check our website for details about times.

Cost: Included with daytime admission to Old Sturbridge Village (Village members are free!)

Suggested Audiences:Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School, Elementary

Phone: 800-733-1830

Last Modified: October 10, 2017 at 10:29 AM

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