This month, the Yarn Exchange Radio Show has a program filled with the Halloween Spirit. On October 22 at 7PM at the International Storytelling Center, local haunted lore will come to life on stage as the cast performs true tales of the mysterious.
Among the stories that evening will be one about David Samms and his teenage adventure to Lost Cove Settlement, and becoming stranded there overnight, where a series of bizarre and chilling events forced the boys out of the house where they took refuge. Other stories included come from a strange encounter by Brenda G’Fellers, a ghostly occurrence at the home of Sue Henley, a frightening visit from the grave to two college friends, and a very mysterious guest who makes an annual appearance on Depot Street. More mysterious tales are pulled from the Washington County archives of Mr. February, and finally, Anne G’Fellers-Mason will divulge the secret of who the ghost of the Chester Inn really is.
Joining the cast this month will be a musical guest favorite- the David Crockett High School Madrigal Singers, led by Kelly Davenport. They will sing several songs during the show, highlighting the incredible vocal talent residing in this county.
This production, which is performed as an old-fashioned radio show in front of a live audience, has limited seating. Tickets are only $5 and are available online at Jonesborough.com/tickets and also by calling the Visitors Center at 423-753-1010. The program is supported in part by a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission and Ballad Health, and is part of the McKinney Center and Jonesborough’s Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts.
Photo courtesy of the Heritage Alliance.