Harrowing History Season 2: An unexpected story lurks in Bordentown


The Bordentown Historical Society’s Harrowing History performance is set to return for season two, starting September 18, 2021.

Following the sold-out success of the True Crimes show’s first season, the Year two effort features all-new compelling stories, new setting, and a few new local faces in the cast of the set. The award-winning series promises to surpass last season, with a special experience for history buffs and the occasional mystery buff.

Sponsored by Bordentown Home for Funerals, this season features six new true stories researched by Harrowing History creator, Bordentown Historical Society director Kristi Kantorski, and told by the talented cast of volunteers. Four of the original storytellers will be joined by four newcomers on stage. Like the first season, the Six Tales offer extraordinary tales of chaos, murder, and mystery from at least 100 years into Bordentown’s past.

“Every old town has a seedy past that no one reads or talks about,” returning storyteller Leanne Testerman said. “I love that our gossip can be so educational.”

Last year’s first performance was generously hosted by the Missionaries of the Divine Word at 101 Park Street, Bordentown. Following the purchase and preservation of the property by Bordentown City, the State and D&R Greenway, the city has stepped up to host the show once again, this time indoors in the property’s café space. .

“With the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions this year, we have the opportunity to offer customers a whole new experience,” Kantorski said. “How cool is it to relive some of those tales here, with the same view our subjects experienced when Joseph Bonaparte himself built his first mansion 100 feet from our stage?” ”

This year, spectators will have the opportunity to purchase treats and refreshments before the performances.

“We couldn’t be prouder of this series and our talented storytellers,” said Company Co-President Dr. Steven Lederman. “It’s a great way for people to explore Bordentown’s history and have a good time.”

Tickets cost $ 20 and must be purchased in advance online. Tickets will not be sold at the door. The shows start on September 18, 2021 and run until November 6, 2021.

The Bordentown Historical Society is a private 501c3 non-profit organization originally formed in 1930. The Bordentown Historical Society is a completely voluntary organization that promotes access to Bordentown’s rich past with exhibitions, lectures, tours, an interpretive museum space and important preservation activities.

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