https://www.hammondcastle.org/event/the-horror-of-abbadia-mare/ Hammond's Castle
80 Hesperus Ave
Date Idea, Performing Arts
Friday, October 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th are all sold out. By popular demand, we have added Sunday, October 11th!
In October 1929, overshadowed by the collapse of the stock market, the transfer of the castle Abbadia Mare to the shores of America was complete. With it came a horror which brought down one of the most prolific inventors of his time and with him, the House of Hammond. Almost 100 years ago, this closely guarded secret was transcribed by John Hays Hammond, Jr. in the margins of a forbidden book. We are prepared to finally tell the story!
This October, Hammond Castle Museum will offer a room-to-room theater performance of The Horror of Abbadia Mare, an adaptation of five H.P. Lovecraft stories set within the Castle and adapted around our founder John Hays Hammond Jr. The Horror-Fan culture will recognize many of the elements of H.P. Lovecraft stories woven together with catastrophic results of Hammond’s insatiable curiosity and research into his family’s dark past at Miskatonic University’s Library. As guests move through the inner rooms of the Castle they come upon various members of the Hammond household and are drawn into a story of frantic and erratic happenings within the castle’s walls.
The five adaptations include Lovecraft’s: Dunwich Horror, Dreams in the Witch House, The Hound, The Color of Space, and From Beyond.
Performances begin at 6 pm and run every 15 minutes through 9 pm on Friday, October 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th. Performances are limited to 8 audience members at a time. Each story is approximately eight to 10 minutes long and the program runs 60 minutes in total. This program is appropriate for children ages 13 years and older. Tickets are $25 each.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have developed a Code of Safety in an effort to maintain the health and wellness of all our guests and staff while offering a safer, enjoyable experience. Before purchasing your tickets, please view our policy below. In keeping with the Massachusetts State Reopening Regulations, the number of guests permitted in the Museum at any given time is strictly limited. Each performance is limited to 8 guests.
Visitors are required to purchase timed tickets in advance of their arrival as tickets will not be sold on premises. This program will run for 60 minutes.
Check in begins 15 minutes prior to the ticketed tour time. Heavy traffic should be considered when planning your travel time. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate those who arrive more than 10 minutes past the start of their ticketed performance time.
All ticket sales are final and exchanges for other performances are not offered.
**Hammond Castle Museum Members: Please call us at 978-283-2080 so we may assist in securing your reservation.**
Performances run on Friday October 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th!