FITCHBURG — The Fitchburg Historical Society and Waterfall Productions present “Gothic Victorian Tales” by Candlelight, starring Rita Parisi, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Fitchburg Historical Society, 718 Main St.
This theatrical presentation will feature stories about curses, death, and immortality from the 19th century New England writer, Sarah Orne Jewett.
Jewett was a renowned writer from South Berwick, Maine, and a cousin of Fitchburg’s Jewett family, who lived in the city throughout the 1800s. Jewett’s short stories mirror the everyday lives of New Englanders; often reflecting the mysterious and supernatural.
Parisi has been entertaining audiences for over 25 years in the New England area. In 2002, she founded Waterfall Productions to create shows that highlight her passion for theatre, literature, and costuming, performing them in New England, New Jersey, New York, and Florida.
In the past, Parisi was also actively involved in the independent film scene in Boston and some of her films have been debuted at the Boston International Film Festival and Cannes film Festival.
This theater piece is free and will be hosted at the Fitchburg Historical Society, Phoenix Building, 781 Main Street.
For more information, please contact the Fitchburg Historical Society, at 978-345-1157, or visit the website at fitchburghistoricalsociety.com.