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LAST NIGHT TONIGHT!!! Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
@The Apollo Theatre in CHICAGO
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The Apollo Theater and magician David Parr invite you to haunt the shadowy corners of the past, and discover a mysterious world of ghosts and grave-robbers, poisoners, poltergeists, and the spirits of Halloween!
Step into Chicagos plush Apollo Theater and experience Haunting History, a unique Halloween event, equal parts history, mystery and magic. With David Parr as your host and guide, you can expect to encounter the unusual side of the past:
Learn the grisly skills of an old London Resurrection Man a professional body-snatcher.
Drop in for dinner with the Borgias, circa 1500, for a lesson in the subtle arts of poisoning and politics. But be careful what you drink.
Sit in on a nineteenth-century sance, where restless spirits make themselves known in mystifying ways.
Objects move of their own accord, cryptic messages are written by invisible hands, and hidden thoughts are revealed. Is some mysterious force at work in the Apollo Theater? The answer is yes: his name is David Parr.
History is much weirder than the version we learn in school, explains Parr, the creator of Haunting History. People in the past believed that they were surrounded by the supernatural especially around Halloween. What we would consider somewhat bizarre was, for them, part of everyday life. Haunting History gives a sense of what it might have been like to live in that world.
David Parr is an actor, author and magician who has written two acclaimed books about the art of magic. His writings have been featured in publications in the United States, Germany, France, Australia, and Sweden. He is currently a columnist for Magic magazine, one of the worlds top magic journals. David's theatrical endeavors generally share two important qualities: a distinctly offbeat sensibility and an emphasis on history or literature. Past projects have included directing Swoop, a surrealist take on Bram Stoker's Dracula, and writing Visions of Poe, an interactive journey into the tales and poems of Edgar Allan Poe.
This one's not for the kids. No one under 17 will be admitted.