"Cold Blooded" presented by Candlelight Theatre

Weekends October 10-19, 2014

  • Dates: October 10, 11, 17, 18, and 19 2014
Time: Friday and Saturday 6:00 - 8:30pm;  Sunday 2:00 - 4:30pm performances begin every half hour and last approx. 1.5 hours
  • Cost: $11 BHPS member adults; $14 adults;  $6 students ages 6 to 11 (not reccomended for children under 6)

maroonlogosmallerDescription:  Candlelight Theatre transports you to a sunny Saturday afternoon in September 1868 that finds Jacob and Nancy Jane Young on a relaxing picnic on the White River, where instead of building memories, the Young's became memories.

The investigation into the couple's violent deaths leads authorities to fiendish mastermind, Nancy Clem. Prominent Indianapolis attorney Benjamin Harrison is brought in to prosecute Clem, her brother and a third associate in what will become a landmark case: the first woman tried for murder in the state of Indiana.

Guests see first-hand the discrepancies between witness testimonies and the events of that tragic day during this intriguing, yet complex trial, as they unfold within the rooms of the Harrison Mansion.

Your seat on the jury is reserved. Was Nancy Clem guilty of this horrific crime? Come judge for yourself in this unique theatrical experience.

What to Expect:

Audiences will travel from room to room enjoying performances throughout the Harrison home. Audiences will travel up and down two flights of narrow stairs (elevator assistance is available – please indicate if you need elevator access during the registration process so we can best accommodate you). Guests will view shorter vignettes standing and longer scenes seated. Each performance lasts approximately 1.5 hours.


Friday, October 17 at 6pm

Friday, October 17 at 6:30pm

Friday, October 17 at 7pm

Friday, October 17 at 7:30pm

Friday, October 17 at 8pm

Friday, October 17 at 8:30pm

Saturday, October 18 at 6pm

Saturday, October 18 at 6:30pm


Saturday, October 18 at 7pm

Saturday, October 18 at 7:30pm

Saturday, October 18 at 8pm

Saturday, October 18 at 8:30pm

Sunday, October 19 at 2pm


Sunday, October 19 at 2:30pm

Sunday, October 19 at 3pm

Sunday, October 19 at 3:30pm

Sunday, October 19 at 4pm

Sunday, October 19 at 4:30pm


 With Generous Support From

Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Inc.

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