Shows for the Fall & Haunting Season
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All Hallows Eve Tea (Not available for 2023)
Join Mrs. Gordon for a tea party perfect for the haunting season. Be chilled and thrilled as she recants some of her own uncanny experiences with the supernatural. Mrs. Gordon will also discuss 19th and early 20th century Halloween traditions as well as Harry Houdini and her recent attendance of a seance.
Great for costumed tea parties, senior and children over 6 years of age who can handle a scary story!
"Rita Parisi is such a wonderful storyteller. I attended her performance of All Hallows Eve Tea and was mesmerized...the story was cute, scary, funny, and I wish it didn't have to end. Rita's costumes are beautiful and her wit is endless. I can't wait to see more of her performances." -Joanne M. Audience Member
Gothic Victorian Tales by Candlelight
Enter the world of 19th c. New England regional writer, Sarah Orne Jewett with this theatrical presentation. Meet a family embroiled in a family curse, an odd stranger who comes to a small town and an old woman who may or may not immortal.
50 minutes with Q & A
Mature Tweens and up
"I attended Waterfall Productions'/ Rita Parisi's "Gothic Tales" at the North Haven Library and was simply floored by Ms. Parisi's abilities to enter in and out of characters and to capture an audience. The production was held very close to Halloween and I have to say that even as an adult, it was a bit terrifying! Ms. Parisi is able to enter and exit characters so seamlessly that the characters she seeks to portray literally take life before you. If you have the opportunity to see her, don't miss one of her solo productions! " Facebook Review Audience Member
Gothic GHOST Tales
Some of the most imaginative and original writers in the 20th century have been women. In their ghost stories, they have probed the possibilities of other dimensions in time and human consciousness. They've mixed old fashion ghosts and science fiction to create the modern ghost story.
Highlighted in this presentation, will be stories, spanning from early 20th century to mid-century, from Rose MacCaulay, Agatha Christie and Virginia Layefsky.
50 Minutes with Q & A
Mature 10 & up
Edwardian Christmas Tea
(Not Available for 2023)
Enjoy an afternoon or evening of holiday cheer as Mrs. Gordon transports you back to Christmas 1908. Take a moment from the the holiday stress as she shares with you her plans for the holiday including her preparation of a Christmas dinner. And be sure to have your Christmas list ready because Mrs. Gordon will have her 1908 Sears and Roebuck catalogue and she will let you know how much it's all going to cost!
Ages 8 & up
"Marshfield public library had the pleasure of hosting Rita Parisi (aka "Mrs. Gordon") of Waterfall Productions for two of her tea-time programs: "Summertime Tea" in July 2016 and "Edwardian Christmas Tea" in December 2017. Both were resounding successes with our patrons, and attendance was 35 and 50 people respectively. We were transported back in time to 1908 by an authentically-costumed Mrs. Gordon, who educated us on the style, times and occupations of the turn of the twentieth century. We delighted in the opportunity to serve an elaborate tea and sweets to our patrons to accompany the program, and a good time was had by all. The talented Rita Parisi's presentations are so entertaining and informative. Highly recommended!"
-Chris Woods Adult Programming Marshfield Public Library MA