Haunted City

From the writers and directors of Eerie Events... Haunted City...
Six nights of eerie tales set in the ancient Witch House of Salem!

Fridays and Saturdays
October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28, 2006, 6 - 10 p.m.
October 2006 Salem Calendar

Haunted City is an annual October celebration of the macabre in Salem's history. The successor to the Peabody Essex Museum's discontinued Eerie Events, Haunted City makes use of the 300 year old Witch House, providing a historic and eerie atmosphere. This unique, six-night program features costumed actors performing original monologues in authentic settings. Visitors are entertained and serenaded during the night by musical groups, jugglers and other costumed performers. Visitors will also be able to relax at the café, featuring fall favorites like apple cider donuts.

Haunted City, Eerie Events
Courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum (Eerie Events)

Three eerie tales, each lasting around ten to fifteen minutes, are performed continuously throughout the evening, in this unique setting in Salem. Visitors may attend as many or as few activities as they wish - typically spending one to three hours at Haunted City.

Haunted City tales are inspired by and related to the unique macabre heritage of Salem. Authors as diverse as Nathaniel Hawthorne and H. P. Lovecraft have set their stories in Salem, and used the tragic Witchcraft Trials of 1692 and the spectacle of wealth amassed during the China Trade as lenses through which to examine the darker side of human nature. Haunted City uses the setting made infamous these authors and the events of 1692 to create an eerie experience spanning three centuries and numerous literary and artistic movements.

Ticketing and Prices
Haunted City performances run every 20 minutes between 6:00 and 10:00 pm. The last show will be performed at 10pm. Haunted City takes place the last three Fridays and Saturdays in October. You can purchase your tickets in advance by calling the Witch House at 978-744-8815.

Adults $10.00
Children (6-14) $5.00

A $2 surcharge will be added to tickets purchased at the door after 6pm on event nights.

Group rates are available for 15 people or more, and are $1 off the regular price.

Haunted City relies heavily on dedicated volunteers--who check tickets, help the actors, and direct visitors on all six nights of fun. A limited number of opportunities exist for interns interested in museum event planning and education. Call 978-744-8815 to find out more about becoming a Haunted City volunteer or intern.

Haunted City casts in late August and early September. If you would like to audition, please send a headshot and resume to Elizabeth Seater at the Witch House. The Witch House is a member of StageSource and attends the Annual Auditions

Haunted City
c/o The Witch House
310 Essex Street, Salem, Massachusetts 01970
voice (978) 744-8815 / fax (978) 741-0578
Email: info@corwinhouse.org