In its fifth
installment, the annual Dinner by
Ghostlight event at Sugar Grove
Vineyards and Gatheringplace is
ready to offer a spooky good time.
The show, “House
of Iowa: Real Iowa Ghost Encounters
Brought Back to Life!”, is based on
reported hauntings revealed in
Paranormal Investigator Chad Lewis’
Iowa Road Guide to Haunted Locations.”
The House of Iowa
show features a premise whereby a
young couple, anxious to start a
family, finds themselves living in
the most haunted place in Iowa — a
veritable spectral detention center.
The Chasing Iowa
Players, playing 18 roles (normal
and paranormal), is based in
Newton and Des Moines.
include: Maureen Korte of Urbandale,
a professional international
storyteller (and director of the
Museum Theatre program at the Iowa
State Historical Society); Sean
Carlock of Newton, a former Ringling
Brothers clown and a current touring
magician/clown; Amanda Mullen of
Ankeny, a young (but seasoned)
actress who will be relocating to
pursue an acting career as soon as
this show is over and Gary Kopsa of
Newton, a busy character actor and
Civil War re-enactor/performer.
The show also
features live music and effects
performed by the composer John
Mattingly as well as dinner music by
jazz/rock combo The Grange Cats
(Steve Norris and Steve McCombs of
Pella as well as John Mattingly).
deadline for this weekend’s show is
at 9 p.m. today.