Okay, so it’s really my very much alive husband I’m talking about. But he really is a ghost in Mystic Seaport’s Nautical Nightmares production, which kicks off for a 3-weekend run on Friday, October 16.
This year’s theme, “Blood of the Mutineers,” is not geared to the faint of heart nor children under the age of 12, but if you want to experience something a bit more jolting than carving a jack-o-lantern or going to a costume party, Nautical Nightmares is your ticket for a haunting and memorable evening during this Halloween month.
The nightly small group tours begin at 6:15 p.m. and leave every 15 minutes from.Mystic Seaport’s North Gate entrance. Ticket holders will be met there and guided along darkened Museum village streets in search of clues related to the unfolding drama they’ll witness in various stops along the way.
You might want to put a flashlight in your pocket to scare away any ghosts you might encounter. However, you can sock it to them simply by donating a pair of new or gently worn women’s or children’s socks, shoes or athletic footwear on performance nights. Donations will benefit the Women’s Center of Southeastern Connecticut.
Nautical Nightmares has become a very popular event at Mystic Seaport since its debut eight years ago. The sooner you buy tickets, the better. The cost (which includes a $2 handling fee) is $21 for adults ($19 for members) and $20 for children ($18 for member youth). Again, Mystic Seaport does not recommend bringing children under age 12 to this event.
Purchase tickets online at www.mysticseaport.org/nauticalnightmares or by calling 860.572.5322 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. To 4 p.m.
Blog written by Trudi Busey.