Commentary by Julia Bonnett, Development Officer for the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre
This year marks the eighth year that Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre has participated in Holliday Park’s Hauntless Halloween. This guided, candlelit tour through the park is perfect for those in search of a festive, kid-friendly Halloween activity. Members of Jr. Civic’s premier performing troupe ACT ONE as well as adult actors from the Theatre contribute their talents to this educational night hike through the park.
Civic performers of all ages participate in the program by performing the roles of some not-so-scary creatures found at Holliday Park, such as an owl, beaver, bat, crayfish, and moth. Additionally, Jr. Civic participants and their families line the trails and guide the park’s visitors as they meet the natives, roast marshmallows by the bonfire, and make various fall-themed crafts.
Hauntless Halloween not only provides additional performance opportunities for Civic’s avocational actors, but also strengthens Civic’s century-long history of serving the community through outreach. This program provides an entertaining and unique experience for children to learn about science and biology through play, interaction, and exploration.
This year’s Hauntless Halloween takes place Oct.15, 16, and 17. This event has gained such momentum over the years, reservations typically sell out a month in advance. As availability allows, you can register to attend at Holliday Park’s website or call 327-7180. Together, Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre and Holliday Park have created a successful and enchanting fall tradition for Indianapolis families.