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Lantern Light Tours

November 23 - December 23

A New England Holiday Tradition

Join us for an evening of seasonal surprises with Lantern Light Tours: Finding Your Place. Set on Christmas Eve in the year 1876, the play offers small windows into the lives of people on the verge of great change, both personal and cultural. The show includes five scenes of seasonal delight, featuring a winter fantasia, a spirited circle dance, and perhaps a visit with old St. Nick! Written by esteemed playwright and dramaturg Kato McNickle, Finding Your Place invites us to explore the world and broaden our point of view to better understand our place within it.

Each performance of Lantern Light Tours is an approximately 90-minute tour that covers roughly half a mile of uneven terrain including cobblestone, wood planking, grass, gravel, and stairs. Audience members walk or stand for the majority of the show. Because performances occur in all weather conditions, we strongly recommend the use of seasonal outerwear and appropriate shoes. Please note, the horse-drawn carriages cannot accommodate wheelchairs. Guests in wheelchairs will receive a personalized theatrical alternative to the carriage-ride experience. Visitors requiring a wheelchair or with accessibility needs should call 860.572.0711 to book their tour.

Performances of Lantern Light Tours require a special ticket in lieu of general admission. Performances are appropriate for all ages, though not recommended for children younger than the age of 4.

Advance registration is required. Tour size is limited to 16 tickets.

 

About Kato McNickle

Kato McNickle is a playwright … artist … and dog wrangler living on the lovely Connecticut shoreline. She teaches playwriting at the University of Connecticut, and writing, acting and clowning at Artreach, Inc. in Norwich. Kato has won many playwriting awards including a Silver Clauder from Portland Stage in Maine, an Ensemble Studio Theater Fellowship in New York, and a Heidman Award Finalist from Actors Theater of Louisville. She’s a longtime associate of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and a member of its artistic council, is Vice President of the Board of Directors for The Mystic Paper Beasts, a graduate of Brown University, a member of the Dramatists Guild, and of the Star Wars Fan Club.