LCT plans its second annual haunted theatre event
Every theatre has its ghosts. After the show has ended and the seats are empty, when the last stagehand has locked the doors for the night, a single light shines on the empty stage.
The ghost light. This dim illumination is a tradition so old that its origins are lost to time and tide, but it is said that the ghost light shines so that the theatre’s spirits may tread the boards at night.
On Oct. 25 and 26, Lawton Community Theatre will allow visitors to come experience these spirits for themselves with its second annual haunted theatre event.
The event calls on the superstitions and ghostly history of the stage and takes them to the extreme in the form of a theatrical haunted house.
This year, Carolyn Kuether, the theatre’s managing director, said they are going bigger, bolder and bloodier.
“The inside of the theatre will be transformed...It will not be for the weak-hearted. We’re going all out with chainsaws, cobwebs, blood guts and gore and of course, lots of jump scares,” Kuether said.