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The Ghosts of Christmas Past - Staged Reading and Fundraiser
Nov 30 - Dec 3, 2023 - Wessels Hall, Pioneer Farms

For one weekend only, The Archive Theater will bring you a unique preview of their Victorian Christmas production The Ghosts of Christmas Past. The Merriwether family invites you to their family parlor to celebrate a true Victorian Christmas by telling ghost stories on Christmas Eve for a thrilling, chilling holiday event.  Enjoy a family-friendly production with traditional holiday desserts, spiced cider, live music, a carol sing-along, and deliciously spooky tales. But be on your best behavior because Krampus is coming. 


We hope you’ll join us for The Ghosts of Christmas Past - Staged Reading (absolutely no part of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will be included).  

If you haven't been to a staged reading before, here's what you can expect. Actors in Victorian costume will be reading from scripts and acting out portions of the show on a minimal holiday-themed set with live music accompaniment. Afterward, we'll have opportunities for guests to give us feedback on our script as we work to bring it to full production for 2024.


​Come early and enjoy the Tavern atmosphere. Doors will open 1 hour before the show. You can even wear your favorite Christmas or Victorian outfit and be part of the fun. Visit our Christmas Market to find the coolest gifts and art. All proceeds go to support our actors and artists. 


Enjoy the live music and sing along with carols if you wish.


Telling ghost stories on Christmas Eve is a Victorian tradition.

Shop for presents our Christmas Market with handmade goods.

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