Alright you guys…some sad news. According to the House of the Seven Gables, 2020 will be the last year these October performances are held. This is even more reason to check it out this fall when you can! The shows are both great and this will be your last chance. Details and dates are per the Gables, Haunted Happenings and Salem.org.
“Our legendary October Performances have been gracing the halls of our historic homes for two decades. Over this time, our staff, cast, and crew have been delighted to share Hawthorne’s stories with generations of visitors.
These performances will retire at the end of 2020. The decision not to offer these unique programs after 2020 was very difficult. Our work with Anne Lucas and our talented cast and crew will be a lasting legacy at our historic site and within Salem’s Haunted Happenings programming.
On select weekend nights in October, step into the world of Salem author Nathaniel Hawthorne. Experience two dramatic theatrical performances played out within historic houses connected directly to Hawthorne himself. Tickets for the 2020 performances will be available in early summer. Stay up to date with our website and subscribe to our newsletter.
The Legacy of the Hanging Judge and Spirits of The Gables were created in 2001 by local writer Anne Lucas, and have been performed on October weekends since then.”
Spirits of the Gables
“Get swept into Hawthorne’s tale of guilt, greed and revenge as the characters from The House of the Seven Gables (1851), come to life and recount their stories while you walk through the very house that inspired Hawthorne’s timeless novel. Performances begin every five minutes in The House of the Seven Gables and last approximately 35 minutes. Last performance begins at closing.”
Legacy of the Hanging Judge
“This experience takes visitors back through Nathaniel Hawthorne’s birth home to the events of the infamous Salem Witch Trials, through the eyes of the author, whose own ancestor, Judge John Hathorne had a hand to play in the tragic events of 1692. Performances begin every ten minutes in The Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace and last approximately 35 minutes. Last performance begins at closing.”
Dates for 2020 performances
October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24, 2020.
All shows take place at the House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St. Salem, MA 01970. Tickets (when available) will be listed here. Enjoy!! <3
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