October Spirits Abound
Santa Paula Theatre Center’s annual Ghostwalk has arisen once again. Closed last year due to the pandemic (even ghosts can get Covid), the popular October event is back on this year. Held in a different location each season, this year’s event starts and ends at the SPTC location itself, 125 S. 7th Street, Santa Paula, with much of the tour traversing nearby Ebell Park.
Tours led by enthusiastic ghost-hosts depart every 15 minutes from the main entrance. Along the way, patrons make six stops, meeting up with spirits who are speaking from the other side of the grave, telling the tales of their demise. Among the tales are sprinkled bits of Santa Paula history and familiar areas.
The tales are all family friendly, spooky, and fascinating. All ages will delight with this walk into the dark October night. Primarily the walkers stand throughout the performances, although a few chairs are provided at each stop. This year’s tour is not wheelchair accessible and takes about an hour and a bit, concluding once again at the theater building.
Ghostwalk tours are by reservation – www.ghostwalk.com or (805) 525-3073. Choose your tour time online. Masks are required and warm clothing is encouraged as evening falls swiftly. Performances are Friday and Saturday and Sunday evenings through October 30, with one Thursday, the 28th.
Halloween Radio Dramedy
The award-winning Every Now and Then Theatre’s 33rd year brings a Halloween mystery to the radio on NewsTalk 1590 KVTA on October 30 and October 31.
An original mystery “Shorty Cut Across” will be presented, hosted by former San Diego Charger running back Chuck Muncie. The commercial-free airing features numerous local talents well known to loyal audiences.
Always a well-crafted story and outstanding production, Every Now and Then Theatre this year will attempt to solve the energy crisis. Interspersed with the story will be snippets of “history on filling stations and surprising research on a future fuel possibility that could send OPEC packing.”
Tune in on Saturday October 30 at 2 p.m. or 9 p.m., or Sunday, October 31 at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m. or 7 p.m. The nationwide broadcast will be accessible via the KVTA website by clicking on “Listen Live.”