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Greenwood residents perform in suspense play at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

Greenwood residents perform in suspense play at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

Don’t just watch a thriller. Live through it. 

Candlelight Theatre presents the riveting play “Night Watch” by Lucille Fletcher at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site on select dates in July. This full-length play is complete with candlelight, historical artifacts and the rich ambiance of President Harrison’s original furnishings, making it a one-of-a-kind theatre experience.

Hazel Gillaspy plays Dr. Tracy Lake. (Submitted photos)

Plot: Be a part of the deepening suspense and mystery, as Elaine Wheeler paces the living room of her Manhattan townhouse, troubled by unsettling memories and vague fears. For a moment her gaze catches something in the window across the way, and she screams when she sees (or believes she sees) the body of a dead man. The police find nothing, and her husband, John, believes she is on the verge of a breakdown. As terrifying events escalate, the plot moves quickly and grippingly for attendees.

Three Greenwood residents will be performing: Steve Demuth, who plays Sam Hoke, Hazel Gillaspy, who plays Dr. Tracy Lake and Serita Borgeas, playing Helga.

Steve Demuth plays Sam Hoke.

“Night Watch” will be performed from July 12-14 and 19-21 at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, 1230 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis, 46202. Shows for Friday and Saturday evening performances will start at 8 p.m., while Sunday’s performance will begin at 2 p.m. The cost for admission will be $44.95-$49.95.

To purchase tickets, go to eventbrite.com/e/night-watch-tickets-59918257120. Tickets include a special food and beverage pairing before the show. Food will be provided by Pinnacle Catering Group and beverages will be provided by Hotel Tango Distillery. Food and beverages will be served from 7-7:45 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings and 1-1:45 p.m. on Sunday. Desserts and Tinker coffee will be served during intermission.

Serita Borgeas plays Helga.

Reservations are strongly encouraged as tickets will sell out.

About the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site: The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site celebrates the remarkable legacy of America’s Hoosier President.

Get ready for thrills during “Night Watch.”

The museum is a national historic landmark situated within easy walking distance of downtown Indianapolis and the bustling 16th Street corridor. The 1875 Italianate mansion is exquisitely restored and has an exceptional collection of more than 10,000 artifacts. Daily tours of the property include a 75-minute guided tour through the Harrison house and private quarters. Highlights include an awe-inspiring collection of Gilded Age finery, paintings, furniture and personal presidential gifts and mementos. The privately operated, nonprofit organization receives no direct tax support and is dedicated to sharing the life stories, arts and culture of an American President to increase public participation in the American system of self-government. Find out more at PresidentBenjaminHarrison.org

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