Candlelight Theatre holds spooky show


Candlelight Theatre has a spooky special for Halloween by presenting “Ghost Tales of the Civil War” by resident playwright James Trofatter at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site on select dates in October. The full-length play is replete with candlelight, historical artifacts and the rich ambience of President Benjamin Harrison’s original furnishings, making it a one-of-a-kind theatre experience.

Candlelight Theatre founder and creative director Donna Wing, a Geist resident, will appear in the performances. Hamilton County performers include Emily Jackson, Carmel; Ann Richards, Fishers and John West, Noblesville.

The dates are October 11, 12, 18, 19, 26 and 27. The performances at the site, 1230 North Delaware St., Indianapolis, begin every half-hour, with six shows each day, 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Sundays.

Guests will travel from room to room enjoying performances throughout the National Historic Landmark home of President Benjamin Harrison, including up and down two flights of narrow stairs (elevator assistance is available). Guests will view shorter vignettes standing and longer scenes seated. The performances are recommended for children age 10 and up, due to the darkness of the home, length of the performance (70 minutes) and subject matter.

Cost is $14.95 to $17.95. Tickets are available at