A Stockade Seance

  • Oct 19 - 31, 2019

  • Brouwer House
    14 North Church Street, Schenectady, NY


 “A Stockade Seance”

An original NorthEast Theatre Ensemble production, conceptualized and devised with support from the Schenectady Historical Society

Performed at Brouwer House, 14 N. Church St., Schenectady
October 19, 20, 26, 27, and 31 at 7pm and 9 pm

Tickets: $20 per person
*Due to limited space, tickets will not be available at the door! Please purchase in advance!*

Gather with the spooks and spirits of the season as NorthEast Theatre Ensemble and the Schenectady Historical Society partner once again to bring you a unique, original piece of site-specific historic theatre! Miss Gladys Noice, our Victorian hostess, has planned a darkly delectable soirėe for all as thoroughly bewitched as she is by occult practices and the paranormal. Though her companion, Miss Lavender Abernathy, is much more reticent to enjoy these far from intellectual pursuits, both women are pleased to warmly welcome you to their new home.  Miss Gladys has invited a particular excitement for the events: the Darcy sisters, two renowned spiritualist sisters, whose sensational prowess and skill in such matters may successfully summon our region’s most restless dead. 

Our séance will take place at the Brouwer House, an intimate Stockade home whose walls have seen hundreds of years of local history. Our hostesses, their spiritualist guests, and perhaps the spectres themselves will chill and tantalize you with haunting accounts of lost love, longing, and even murder. Come in costume if you desire, and immerse yourself in our turn-of-the-century communal with the spirits of bygone eras. Just in time for Halloween, with a special performance on All Hallow’s Eve. Light refreshments served.

Directed by Suzanna Bornn^
Written by Suzanna Bornn^, Shae Fitzgerald^, Janet Hurley Kimlicko^, Lauren Ouellette-Bruchez, Erin Ouellette, Catherine Seeley, and Sheila O’Shea^

Catherine Seeley as Gladys Noice
Britt McFadden as Lavender Abernathy
Erin Ouellette as Millicent Darcy
Lauren Ouellette-Bruchez as Minerva Darcy
Sheila O’Shea^ as Widow Susan
Tressa Brooks^ as Alice VanderVeer
Michael Glantzis as Daniel Dekker
Janet Hurley Kimlicko^ as Ettie Demascek
Travis Fealy^ as Alex Demascek
Devin Waters as Cornelius Loth

Stage Manager: Ren Kris
Costume Design and Wardrobe: Shae Fitzgerald^
Fight Choreography: Janet Hurley Kimlicko^
Fight Supervisor: Erin Ouellette

^denotes NorthEast Theatre Ensemble company member

*There will be absolutely NO late seating at this event. Once you enter the space and the performance, if you need to leave for any reason, re-entry will not be permitted. 

*Advance reservations ONLY. Please purchase tickets prior to show, as none will be available at the door due to extremely limited space.

*This production involves standing and walking throughout the first floor of a house, with one or two stair steps between rooms. There is a ramp at one entrance to the house but no ramps once inside. Seats will be available during stationary parts of performance for those who require them.

Venue Details
Brouwer House
14 North Church Street, Schenectady, New York, 12305, United States
The beauty of the stage is in its ability to uncover truth. NorthEast Theatre Ensemble is dedicated to exploring the universal truths that unite humanity through re-imagined classics, seldom visited works, and new voices. We are currently focusing our efforts to bring innovative site-specific productions to the Capital District. Our partnerships with organizations like Albany's Ten Broeck Mansion and the Schenectady County Historical Society have allowed us to create unique immersive theatre experiences while exposing our audience to the rich history of our region. NETE is proud to share a different kind of theatre with the Capital District- and we are thrilled to bring you with us on our journey to find the truth on the stage. We are pleased to announce that we are now a 501(c)(3) non profit theatre, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to NETE!