2020-2021 Candlelight Theatre Season

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2020-2021 Candlelight Theatre Season

After 17 years of partnership, the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site and Candlelight Theatre are proud to announce the 2020-2021 theatre season!

The season begins in October with The Haunted States of America by resident playwright, James Trofatter. The stage will encompass most of the mansion, with every scene taking a new twist and turn through historic rooms. It’s perfect for an eerily fun Halloween outing!

  • The Haunted States of America |October 9, 10, 16, 17, 24, 25 2020 | Performances begin at 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2pm on Sunday, with show times every half hour

The company’s newest holiday tradition, Deck the Halls by James Trofatter, will debut in December 2020. This production will include beloved holiday songs, the myths and legends behind them, and the festive friends who make them come to life. With the mansion frosted in all its holiday finery, it’s the perfect way to get in the spirit of the season!

  • Deck the Halls | December 11, 12, 13  2020 | Performances begin at 6pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2pm on Sunday, with show times every half hour

Three Comedies of Error will be the company’s spring show. The April 2021 performances will include a trilogy of one-act comedies, rotating through the Presidential mansion, complete with candlelight, historical artifacts and the rich ambiance of President Harrison’s original furnishings.

  • Three Comedies of Error | April 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 30,  May 1, 2021 | Performances begin at 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2pm on Sunday

The season will conclude in the Summer of 2021 with Not/Guilty by James Trofatter. This one hour drama with an audience talkback highlights the infamous murder trial of Nancy Clem. The prosecuting attorney, Benjamin Harrison, and Nancy Clem rejoin in the afterlife to discuss exactly how the murder and trial unfolded.

  • Not/Guilty| July 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 2021 | Performances begin at 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2pm on Sunday

Candlelight Theatre 2020-2021 season tickets are now on sale. Please direct questions to the Special Events and Marketing Manager: (317) 631-1888 or email events@bhpsite.org.  

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