Haunted Playhouse bringing the scares to Bradford

Oct 20, 2017 by

Sidney Peralta, Reporter for The Bradford Era

Brain Lewis, director of the Haunted Playhouse, is seen in front of the Bradford Little Theatre with Jessica Ann Coder, BLT board member, on Thursday, preparing their actors for a weekend filled with scares and chills.

“Don’t believe everything you see. Appearances will be deceiving – and startling. There will be plenty of bones, blood, bugs and bodies.”

Those weak of heart may want to proceed with caution at this weekend’s Haunted Playhouse at the Bradford Little Theatre. A creation out of the mind of director Brian Lewis, the Haunted Playhouse combines various elements of fear into one experience.

Anyone brave enough to participate will be exposed to grisly and horrifying scenery. If that weren’t enough, the Haunted Playhouse preys on many common psychological phobias that can plague anyone.

Lewis has been preparing the attraction for months with the assistance of producer and BLT board member Jessica Ann Coder. Make-up director is Amy Thomas, a BLT veteran.

“It took a lot of time and effort to make sure we got everything right,” Lewis said. “So, I’m sure we’ve got your kind of scary, whatever it may be.” Anyone that might mistake the gruesome scenery that includes blood and bones for being real can rest assured that it is nothing more than homemade props — everything except the bones.

“But don’t worry,” said Stephanie McFall, an actor and crew member at the BLT, “they’re not human bones.”

Another actor in the show, Josh Hatcher, has performed for other haunted houses in the past, but he said this show has been his favorite so far.

“Having something like this in Bradford was enough to get me to perform,” he said. “Having my family perform with me is the icing on the cake.”

Participants will have two options upon entering the Haunted Playhouse. For those who are more faint of heart, entering the playhouse with a flashlight is an option. The more courageous may enter into the playhouse while showered in darkness . After the show, Togi’s Restaurant will be teaming up with the BLT to offer ghoulish treats and snacks.

The Haunted Playhouse will be open from Oct. 20 to Oct. 22, as well as Oct. 27 to Oct. 29 at Togi’s Playhouse. The doors will open at 6 p.m. each night and will close at 11 p.m Fridays and Saturdays and will close at 9 p.m. on Sundays.

Tickets at $10 per person are available online at bradfordlittletheatre.org (a small surcharge applies) and will be available at the door. Tickets can also be purchased at Togi’s Restaurant and Graham Florist. All proceeds benefit the BLT.

For further information, people may contact Chelsea Place at (814) 598-9956.

Originally posted in The Bradford Era: http://www.bradfordera.com/news/haunted-playhouse-bringing-the-scares-to-bradford/article_b279d200-b5d0-11e7-834c-ff64f9095305.html