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“Witch of Marion County” Dinner Theatre
October 18, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
As Halloween approaches, it’s tradition to start hearing stories of witches.
The Marion County Historical Society is hosting the dinner theatre presentation Oct. 18 that tells the story of a local woman named Aunt Sukey who was condemned as a witch in 1786.
But Aunt Sukey was not a witch — that was just the excuse, said JoAnn Lough, who will portray the character in “The Witch of Marion County.”
“It was political, and that’s a long story,” she said.
Aunt Sukey was murdered on Halloween night. “This was a real person, and she was murdered by being tossed in Paw Paw Creek down where Rivesville is now,” Lough said.
Before the presentation, there will be an antique quilt exhibition presented by a white glove turner from 5-6 p.m.
We Three Plus One will also provide period music at this time.
At around 6:15 p.m., a dinner of baked steak, mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad and dessert will be served.
“After the dinner, then JoAnn will appear on stage in costume,” said Grubb.
“The Witch of Marion County” will be presented at the Central United Methodist Church Oct. 18 from 5-9 p.m.
Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 14 by mail or by stopping by the Marion County Historical Society at 211 Adams St. Admission is $22.50 for members and $25 for non-members.
For questions, call 304-366-7455 or 304-364-2867, or e-mail: email@example.com.