Tuesday, October 4, 2011

"Victorian Villains" on the Old Northside

Are you ready for a crash course in criminal science investigation as well as an opportunity to study some of the most nefarious villains of the Victorian era?

Later this month, the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site presents Victorian Theater by Candlelight’s "Victorian Villains" by resident playwright James Trofatter.

As part of this progressive play, a modern day "Dr. Watson" guides guests through the home of the 23rd President of the United States, where nefarious criminals such as Lizzie Borden, Sweeney Todd, H.H. Holmes, Jack the Ripper and others have briefly taken up residence. Learn more about their dastardly deeds and atrocious acts as you progress from room to room of this historic mansion.

"Victorian Villains" takes place 14, 15, 21, 22 and 23 October. Performances begin every half hour starting at 6 p.m. with the last performance beginning at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and starting at 3:30 p.m. with the final performance beginning at 6 p.m. on the last day, a Sunday. Adult ticket prices are $10 and students ages 6 to 11 are $5. Reservations are required; call 317:631-1888.

The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, a 16-room Italianate style house, was constructed by Harrison in 1874.

(Image courtesy of Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site)

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