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Haunted by History A Phantasmagoria

October 21, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 29, 2017

$14 – $28

Conjuring Spirits from New England’s Past!


Weekdays (October 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27): 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm

Weekends (October 21, 22, 29): 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm

October 28: 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm

Location: Center Meetinghouse

Cost: Included with Regular Admission to the Museum (As always, members get in free!) Visit Old Sturbridge Village on any Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday in October 2017 and save BIG with two-for-one adult admission (this offer cannot be combined with any other discounts).

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 acclaimed Midwinter Mischief immersive adventure at the Village and starred in the 2016 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 GothamJessica Jones and The Good Wife.
The cast of HAUNTED BY HISTORY consists of four gifted actors from NYC, led by Jake A. Robertson (Torn Out Theater’s Hamlet) as Dr. Lantornia. The performance also features Kirby Cernosek as Lydia Maria Child/Dorothea Dix, Sam Urdang as Samuel Colt/Zerah Colburn and Nathan Pecchia as Commodore Matthew Perry.


October 21, 2017
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
$14 – $28
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Old Sturbridge Village


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