Halloween

Christopher J. Murphy / Fort Wayne Youtheatre

 

The Fort Wayne Youtheatre has been educating, engaging and entertaining audiences since 1934. This week on WBOI Presents, Director Christopher J. Murphy and a cast of Youtheatre’s talented young performers transport us back in time to the days before television, when the airwaves were abuzz with the likes of Burns and Allen, Jack Benny and Orson Welles. Our friends from Fort Wayne Youtheatre have transformed the WBOI Studios for WYTR’s Hallloween Tales.

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With Halloween on the horizon, Creepy Clown sightings are putting a damper on the celebration, nationwide.

Courtesy/Sage Blackhart

If you've been busy carving pumpkins and crafting costumes this week, you're in good company. Halloween is one of the oldest holidays in the world, and one of America's favorites.

Curious to learn why we do what we do at this time of year, WBOI's Julia Meek was happy to learn that one local group, Sophia's Portico, celebrated the ancient roots of the holiday, originally known as Samhain.

This led Meek to invite Portico member, Sage Blackhart, into the Madge Rothschild Studios to discuss the history, lore and longevity of All Hallow's Eve

Courtesy / Fort Wayne Shadow Chasers

You'd better beware! Fright Night is lurking on Fort Wayne’s horizon, and this year, the Fort Wayne Shadow Chasers are conjuring up a spooktacular pair of events to add to the annual fun.

Tina Lano, Jackie Hicks and Cheryl Ferguson – the organization's founding “ParaSisters” – will start at the Grand Wayne Center with their monthly Paranormal Pow Wow.

Then, at sundown, they’ll conduct tours of the “Haunted Wells Street Corridor” just north of the historic Wells Street Bridge.