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Michael Huie performs “Jack” at the Moore's Springs Manor on Oct. 26, presented by Stokes Arts Council.
Michael Huie performs “Jack” at the Moore's Springs Manor on Oct. 26, presented by Stokes Arts Council.
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On October 26, an audience will travel back in time to 1888, to the streets of White Chapel in London for a tale of Jack the Ripper, as Stokes Arts Council presents October Ales and Tales’ “Jack,” a solo performance by Michael Huie.

Organized by the Stokes County Arts Council and sponsored by Moore’s Springs Manor and The Green Heron Club, October Ales and Tales will invite attendees to enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer & wine, and be taken back to the unforgettable autumn of 1888 in Michael Huie’s thriller Jack. Jack creates the atmosphere and social conditions of White Chapel, on the East End of London, and the poverty-ridden urban area where the world’s first-recognized serial killer hunted his prey.

Jack will put the audience on a first-name basis with the major players involved in the unforgettable autumn of 1888, from a Jewish- shoe maker falsely accused of the crimes, to the grandson of Queen Victoria, to some of the unfortunate women whose names have gone down in history as the victims of Jack the Ripper.

The performance is directed by Brook Davis, with a song by James Dodding.

This October Ales and Tales event will be held on Oct. 26 at Moore’s Springs Manor, located at 1229 Hall Road in Westfield.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served at 5:30 p.m. with the show presented at 6:45 p.m. Wine and beer are available for purchase.

Tickets are on sale now for $25 general admission and $20 for Stokes County Arts Council members. For tickets, call 336-593-8159. Only 75 tickets will be sold. Proceeds from the event will support community theatre programs of the Stokes Arts Council.

Moore’s Springs Manor is a new wedding and event venue located near Hanging Rock State Park with captivating views of Moore’s Knob and the Sauratown Mountains. “Our goal is to make October Ales and Tales an annual occasion” stated Ellen Peric, Stokes Arts President. “What better way to spend an October evening than with a wonderful selection of food and beverages, a critically acclaimed theatre performance, at one of Stokes County’s most beautiful venues” she added.

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