Ninth Annual Haunting, “Asylum”, At Theatre 29 This Halloween Season!


The annual “haunting” of Theatre 29 opens for a Twentynine Palms Pioneer Days weekend unveiling. For the ninth year in a row, Producer Eric Ross, who honed his skills at Knott’s Scary Farm, and Directors Frances Wright and Charles Harvey have created another Halloween Masterpiece, “Asylum”.

The Theatre 29 Halloween Haunt has become legendary in the entire Morongo Basin for its ever-shifting moods and skillful vignettes. This years spectacular effort is performed by a large and talented cast of over 40 performers.

In this years scenario, adventurous souls will be self guided, as they explore the depths of an asylum for the criminally insane that was shut down in the early 1900’s for doing unauthorized experiments. Unknown to authorities, some of the inmates and the more dedicated staff never left! Later, the asylum was used for illegal toxic waste dumping which has affected some of the more illustrious guests.

Intrepid visitors will start their experience by going through a sewer, then into a wooded area & graveyard, before “breaking” into the asylum itself, then through reception areas, patient & treatment rooms.

Director Wright said, “I am grateful to have been involved with this year’s incarnation and I am looking forward to scaring those brave enough to face the abandoned Asylum and the trapped souls still lurking within. She also said , I am thankful to have the support staff and a very cohesive cast this year as well.”

If you have the nerve to face the abandoned asylum and all the patients still lurking, tickets will be available through pre-sale at select locations for $5.00 each or at the door for $7.00 each for individuals, and for groups of 4 or more $5.00 each at the door with tours launching every 10-15 minutes. Season ticket holders get their first tour included with their purchase

Visitors to “Asylum”, the annual haunting at Theatre 29, will first have to go through this mysterious wooded area, seen here under construction, to get to the abandoned mental institution. (Theatre 29 photo)

“Asylum” will come to “life” beginning October 19, ending Halloween night. Performances of this seasonal scare fest will begin at 7:00 PM and end at 10:00 PM Friday and Saturday nights October 19, 20, 26, 27. Monday & Tuesday performances will be at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM October 29 & 30. Halloween Night, October 31st will be from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Theatre 29, the location of the “Asylum” is at 73637 Sullivan Road in the City of Twentynine Palms. For further information go to the theatre website at, visit us on Facebook or contact the Theatre 29 Box Office at (760) 361-4151

2013 Theatre 29 Season tickets, for seven full live theater productions, including next years “Haunt” are now on sale at www.theatre29,org or by calling the Theatre 29 Box Office at 760-361-4151.

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