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Since 2004, Candlelight Theatre has offered exceptional theatre performances on a stage unlike any other. Take a look through our past productions.

2019-2020 Season

Promotional image for Ghost Tales of the Civil War by James Trofatter, showing a picture of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential site from the early nineteen hundreds with a vignette around the picture to darken the tone. The picture is overlaid with a jagged hand written font that reads, "Ghost tales of the civil war by james trofatter. October 11, 12, 15, 19, 21, and 27. Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site" Promotional image for Twas the night before. The image shows a festive scene of snowmen and pine trees in a decorative red box. The text on the promotional image reads, "Twas the night before, by james trofatter. December 12, 13, 14, and 15. Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site.

2018-2019 Season

Graphic image of the white house circa 1890. Text reads: The White House of Horrors by James Trofatter, October 12, 13, 19, 20, 27, 28 Photograph of three men dressed as elves in the Harrison mansion. Text reads: Twas the Night Before by James Trofatter. December 13, 14, 15, 16 Promotional image for Night watch at the candlelight theater. The image depicts a woman looking through a window with an expression of great terror. There is a shadow on the wall that reads, night watch. The rest of the text reads, by lucille fletcher, july 12 - 21 2019. Benjamin harrison presidential site candlelight theatre.

2017-2018 Season

Illustration of two actors in candlelight theater. Depicted is a woman resting against a pillar and a seemingly crazed man gripping her shoulder and preparing to plunge a dagger into her back.. Text reads: Victorian Villains by James Trofatter. October 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 2017. Benjamin Harrison Presidential site candlelight theatre Graphic image of victorian era children in bed looking at a lit christmas tree. Text reads: Twas the Night Before by James Trofatter. December 15, 16, and 17. Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, candlelight theatre. Photographic image of a man threateningly wrapping a scarf around an unsuspecting woman's throat. Text reads: Murder in Triplicate. April 13 and 14. 20 21 22. 27 and 28. Benjamin harrison presidential site, candlelight theatre. Photograph of two actors in candlelight theater. A woman stands in the foreground, and a man behind her prepares to put a noose around her neck.. Text reads: The Trial of Nancy Clem by James Trofatter. Performances july 20, 21. 27, 29. Candlelight Theatre benjamin harrison presidential site.

2016-2017 Season

Photographic image of a leafless tree against a night sky, the moon is almost full. Text reads: The Witching Hour. Presented by candlelight theatre. october 14, 15, 21, 22, and 23. The benjamin harrison presidential site. Photographic image of two men dressed as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Holmes poses with a magnifying glass, with his back to watson. watson poses with a revolver, finger on the trigger.Text reads: Murder Most Merry.

2015-2016 Season

Promotional image for horror haunts. graphic image features a gritty black and white background with an illustration of a skull formed by the white space of a scene of two women in front of the moon. Their hair forms the eyes on the skill, an umbrella forms the nose, and various items on a table form the teeth. The scene is overlaid on to a silhouette of Indiana. The text reads, hoosier haunts, presented by candlelight theatre at the benjamin harrison presidential site. october 9, 10, 16, 17, and 18. The benjamin harrison presidential site.   Promotional image for favorite twas the night before depicting an early nineteen hundreds style illustration of santa claus holding a long, thin pipe. He looks at the camera with a big smile and rosy cheeks, and mistletoe on his head. The text on the image reads, favorite holiday traditions to brighten your spirits. the benjamin harrison presidential site. twas the night before, presented by candlelight theatre. december 16 and 17, 2016. gather your family close and join the benjamin harrison presidential site in creating new holiday memories at a special candlelight theatre event! twas the night before, written by james trofatter, offers a heartwarming interactive theater experience for all ages in the historic harrison mansion. sip hot cider, enjoy complementary treats, and be delighted by holiday figures from tradition and folklore, as well as new jolly friends. make your reservations early for this festive holiday performance! performances will sell out, reservations strongly suggested. for more information, go to president benjamin harrison dot org. visit our gift shop for unique holiday presents, including books, toys, and more!   Graphic image of a silhouetted hand holding bloody scissors. The text looks like letters cut out of a magazine and reads: Mystery and Murder. three one act plays. presented by candlelight theatre at the benjamin harrison presidential site. april 15 to 30

2014-2015 Season

sepia-toned Photograph of a young girl in a victorian dress holding a shotgun. Text reads: Cold Blooded by James Trofatter. presented by candlelight theatre at the harrison presidential site. decide the fate of the first indiana woman convicted of murder. october 10 to 11. 17 to 19. bhp site dot org. 317-631-1888 Graphic image of a laughing crescent moon. A woman stands on the moon, catching a man by his leg as he falls off. The background is flavored by dark clouds and cartoonish stars. Text reads: Good-Night Caroline. three one act chaotic comedies. presented by candlelight theatre at the benjamin harrison presidential site. april 17 to 18. 24 to 26. and may 1 to 2.

2013-2014 Season

Black and white photographic image of a civil war era cannon. Half of the photograph is overlaid with a blue tone, vertically. Text reads: candlelight theatre presents Spirits of Blue and Gray by james trofatter. a ghostly theatre experience this october at the benjamin harrison presidential site. Photographic image of chess pieces on a chess board. A black knight approaches a white queen. Text reads: Deadly Games, presented by candlelight theatre. the game is afoot at the harrison presidential mansion.

2012-2013 Season

Promotional image for Greetings from haunted D.C. The graphic imitates a classic greeting card style, with the word washington in large 3 dimensional text with images of washington D.C. inside the letters. Behind the text is shown the U.S. capitol building, obscured by trees against a night sky. the Text reads: Greetings from Haunted washington D.C. by james trofatter. Weekends october 12 to 21. presented by victorian theatre by candlelight at the benjamin harrison presidential site. Graphic image of a bird in a birdcage, in a simplistic sketched style, against a purple background. Text reads: Candlelight theatre presents trapped! three one act mysteries in the mansion weekends april 19 to may 4 2013. benjamin harrison presidential site. 1230 north delaware street. indianapolis indiana 46202. 317-631-1888. www.bhpsite.org. harrison@bhpsite.org.    

2011-2012 Season

Illustration of two actors in candlelight theater. Depicted is a woman resting against a pillar and a seemingly crazed man gripping her shoulder and preparing to plunge a dagger into her back.. Text reads: Victorian Villains by James Trofatter. spooky sponsor, stevens and stevens. weekends october 14 to 23, 2011 athe the benjamin harrison presidential site, 1230 north delaware street. call 317 631 1888 or visit pbhh.org for reservations and showtimes. lizzie borden took an axe and gave her mother 40 whacks and when the job was neatly done she shared her tale with everyone. victorian villains places you face to face with lizzie and other criminal masterminds of the victorian era. meet jack the ripper, h.h. holmes, sweeny todd, and other masters of mayhem as you progress through the president's mansion as part of this eerie victorian theatre by candlelight production. Photographic image of a man sneaking up behind a woman, her face shows surprise. Text reads: Amusing Ambiguities.

2010-2011 Season

Old photographic image of a Victorian house. A graphic image of a witch riding a broom is overlaid on the house. Text reads: Ghost tales of the Witch and Famous. Photographic image of a woman holding two guns. Her arms are wrapped around a man, who looks surprised. Text reads: Murder Most Merry.

2009-2010 Season

Photograph of a woman next to an apparition of Abraham Lincoln. Text reads: Victorian Theatre by candlelight at the president benjamin harrison home invites you to attend ghost tales of indiana by james trofatter. october 16, 17, 23, and 24. 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m. sunday, october 25. 3:30, 4:30. 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. each performance is approximately an hour in length. Photographic image of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson looking through magnifying glass. A woman stands behind them. She has her arm raised and is holding a candlestick, as if to attack the pair. Text reads: victorian theatre by candlelight's murder and mystery in the mansion. weekends april 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, may 1 and 2. a trilogy of one act mystery classics presented in three different rooms: edgar allen poe's the fall of the house of usher, lord dusany's the speckled band. limited seating. reservations recommended. call 317 631 1888. cost is $18 per person, $15 for members and seniors. All performances at 8 p.m. at the president benjamin harrison home, except for may 2, which is a 2 p.m. matinee.

2008-2009 Season

Photographic image of a woman holding a hand fan, she has a surprised look on her face. the photo is rotated ninety degrees counter clockwise. Text reads: victorian theatre by candlelight presents the victorian vaudeville variety show.

2007-2008 Season

Photographic image of two men and two women. They are each holding possible murder weapons from the game, Clue. One man is dressed as a detective, and the rest as ordinary people. Text reads: victoian theater by candlelight. deceived, doomed and departed. featured plays. in memoriam by marlene remington. sorry wrong number by lucille fletcher. the door by john murray. at the historic president benjamin harrison home 1230 north delaware street indianapolis indiana 46202. call 317 631 1888 for reservations. curtain at 8 p.m. sunday matinee curtain at 2 p.m. fridays and saturdays april 18, 19, 25, 26, may 2, 3, and sunday may 4 2008. $18 per person. $15 for members, students, seniors. call for group rates.

2006-2007 Season

Graphic, rudimentary image of Nancy Clem, with several images of eighteen hundreds style revolvers below.. Text reads: victorian theater by candlelight presents the victorian murder mystery, Cold Blooded at Cold Spring. wanted. a jury for the most sensational murder trial of the victorian era involving suspect nancy clem. three indiana citizens assassinated. prosecuting attorney: future u.s. president benajmin harrison. december, 1868. president benjamin harrison home. fridays and saturdays, october 13 and 14, 20 and 21. tours begin at five thirty p.m. reservations by phone, 317 631 1888 Photographic image of a man making a silly face, dressed in civil war union attire while a woman stands behind him pursing her lips. Text reads: victorian theatre by candlelight Madness, Mockery, and Mayhem. fridays and saturdays, april 20 and 21, 27 and 28, may 4 and 5. curtain at 8 p.m. romance in a flat by george feydeau. a matter of wife and death by eugene lubiche. the police chief is an easygoing guy by george courteline. at the historic president benjamin harrison home. 1230 north delwae street indianapolis indiana 46202. information and reservations at 631 1888 www.pbhh.org

2005-2006 Season

Photographic image of a man and woman looking at a knife. Text reads: victorian theater by candlelight, Mystery, Murder, and Mirth. fridays and saturdays, april 21 and 22, 28 and 29, may 5 and 6. curtain at 8 p.m. the inexperienced ghost by h.g. wells. mister edward voorhees by james trofatter. the rats by agatha christie. at the historic president benjamin harrison home 1230 north delware street indianapolis indiana 46202. call 631 1888 for reservations.

2004-2005 Season

Graphic image of a candelabra and a masquerade mask. Text reads: victorian candlelight theatre featuring A Doll's House. by henrik ibsen. at the historic president benjamin harrison home 1230 north delaware street indianapolis indiana 46202. call 631 1888 for reservations. december 10, 11, 17 and 18 two thousand four at 8 p.m. december 12 and 18, two thousand four at 2 thirty p.m. as seating is limited, reservations are highly recommended. Graphic image of a candelabra and a masquerade mask. Text reads: victorian candlelight theater featuring The Satires of George Bernard Shaw. augustus does his bit. the inca of perusalem. how he lied to her husband. at the historic president benjamin harrison home 1230 north delaware street, indianapolis in 46202 call 631 1888 for reservations. april 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30 two thousand five curtain call at 8 p.m. as seating is limited, reservations are highly recommended.  

2003-2004 Season

Graphic image of a candelabra with three candles and an opera mask. text reads: victorian candlelight theater, featuring feydeau's ladies' man and wooed and views and chekhov's swan song. starring bob berry, vickie cornelius, johnathan markandy, juliette nehring, jom trofatter, and donna wing at the historic president benjamin harrison home. 1230 north delaware street, indianapolis indiana, 46202. call 631 1888 for reservations. march 5 and 6, 12 and 13, 19 and 20, two thousand four at 8 p.m. as seating is limited, reservations are highly recommended. regular admission is fifteen dollars, or twelve dollars for seniors over 65, members, and groups of 20 or more.

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