The Philipsburg Manor in Hudson Valley's Sleepy Hollow, New York, will open its doors to a new, immersive theatre experience this Halloween.
Staged inside a specially-built tent, The Unsilent Picture will feature a screening of an original black-and-white silent film starring Tony Award winner Bill Irwin (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Rachel Getting Married) accompanied by live musicians and a special-effects Foley artist in an immersive environment.
The silent film is directed by Alex Harvey (Walden: Life in the Woods) and based on the Washington Irving short story, The Adventure of the Mysterious Picture. The story follows a scientific man who comes face to face with the supernatural. Watch the trailer above.
“At once buffoonish and Gothic, The Unsilent Picture is a playful homage to a bygone era of storytelling,” says director Harvey. “Based on a tale from the father of the American ghost story, Washington Irving, the film reminds us that no matter how much we grow up, our childhood fear of the unknown is always lurking nearby—waiting to be provoked.”
The Unsilent Picture will run for 16 nights October 5–31. For dates and tickets visit Hudsonvalley.org.