BENNINGTON – The Bennington Community Theater presents “The Haunting of Hill House” at 7:30 pm tonight and Saturday November 5 and 6 at the Bennington Performing Arts Center. There will also be performances at 2 p.m. on Sunday and November 7.
The play, by F. Andrew Leslie and directed by Robert Ebert, is adapted from a novel by Shirley Jackson, who lived much of her adult life in North Bennington.
According to a recap of the play on the venue’s website, in âThe Haunting of Hill House,â Dr. John Montague praises the isolated mansion with a reputation for being haunted. He carefully selects two participants for his study – Eleanor Vance, a 32-year-old woman who allegedly had experiences with a poltergeist as a child, and Theodora, a woman marked in one of his lab’s studies as having psychic abilities.
A third participant, Luke Sanderson, will inherit Hill House after his aunt’s death, and Luke’s aunt sends him to watch the house and deter amateur ghost hunters.
The venue is located at 331 Main Street, Bennington. General admission tickets cost $ 10, with premium reserved seating for $ 15. Masks are mandatory in the theater.
More information and tickets are available online at benningtonperforming artscenter.org.