With the leaves beginning to skitter across increasingly empty sidewalks, and darkness settling in early, Halloween cannot be far behind.
In celebration of the season, the Opera House in Boothbay Harbor is once again presenting an evening of Scary Readings, under the masterful guidance of Chief Ghoul Kevin Kiley, on Thursday, Oct. 29.
Instead of preceding the readings with the traditional community Halloween potluck dinner, this year participants are invited to bring dinner for themselves. Sadly, sharing is discouraged during these COVID-19 times. The Opera House bar will be serving liquid refreshments, please do not bring beverages. Doors open at 6 p.m. and all will be seated at individual tables.
The spine-chilling readings begin at 6:30. Ghoul Kiley and a small troupe of scary readers promise to spin tales of fright, not intended for young children.
Audience members are welcome to don their finest Halloween gear, and all are asked to include a cloth face covering in their evening attire. Other than face masks, costumes are not required, just encouraged.
Reservations are required. A table for 1-2 is $10, while a reservation for 3-4 is $20. All tables will be socially-distanced from each other.
To let the spirits in, or out, the windows will remain open throughout the performance. Reservations may be made by visiting the box office at 86 Townsend Ave., or by calling 633-5159. The box office is open Wednesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and by chance.