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‘From Dark Pages’ at Morris-Butler House Museum, Oct. 18-27

October 11, 2012 Leave a comment
From Dark Pages at Morris-Butler House Museum

From Dark Pages at Morris-Butler House Museum. Photo provided by the museum and used with written permission.

By Kelly Gascoine
Morris-Butler House Museum

Exploring the criminal mind, Victorian style:
Morris-Butler House stages progressive mystery play From Dark Pages in October

From Dark Pages, a play staged throughout a three story landmark

Morris-Butler House, 1204 North Park Avenue, Indianapolis (a property of Indiana Landmarks)

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, and 27, with performances at 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. each night.

For more information, contact Morris-Butler House, 317-636-5409 or 800-450-4534,

$15 per person ($10 for members of Indiana Landmarks); reservations required

From Dark Pages, the annual progressive mystery play at Morris-Butler House, combines history and macabre fantasy in a landmark setting, just in time for Halloween. The audience moves from room to room through the three-story 1865 house, tracking Jack the Ripper and meeting characters from both life and Victorian Gothic literature and exploring the workings of the criminal mind.

Funny, mysterious, and downright terrifying characters come to life in this unusual theatrical experience. Sherlock Holmes and his creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle pursue Jack the Ripper every year, but the plot and other characters change.

This year, they encounter Mary Shelley and her ghastly progeny Frankenstein’s monster, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Governess and her charge from ‘The Turn of the Screw’.  Guests will also have an audience with Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, and the mysterious medium Mme. Alexandra.

“Viewers enjoy the ‘progressiveness’ of the performance, following the characters through the house and being close to the action,” says Kelly Gascoine, program coordinator at Morris-Butler House.

Beginning October 18, From Dark Pages occurs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in October, with three performances each night. Tickets cost $15 per person ($10 for members of Indiana Landmarks) and a reservation is required.

For more information, call 317-636-5409.

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