Rita Parisi from Waterfall Productions will present “Gothic Victorian Tales by Candlelight” at the October Meeting of the Whittier Home on October 26th from 4:00 to 6:00pm.
This theatrical presentation will feature stories about CURSES, DEATH and IMMORTALITY from the 19th century New England writer, Sarah Orne Jewett.
A native of South Berwick Maine, her stories mirror the everyday lives of New Englanders; often reflecting the mysterious and supernatural.
John Greenleaf Whittier and Sarah Orne Jewett shared a warm friendship through extensive correspondence, and had mutual admiration for each other’s work. For Whittier, Sarah Jewett became the “daughter” he had never had; for Miss Jewett, Whittier took the place of the father she lost all too early.
This program is funded by a grant from the Amesbury Cultural Council.
Seasonal refreshments will be provided. The cost is $10 per person. For more information and reservations, please contact the Whittier Home at 978-388-1337 or make and pay for your reservation via this site.