Morris-Jumel Mansion to Present AWAKENING IN INK

AWAKENING IN INK, Vincent Carbone's audience-immersive play about a young woman's encounter with the paranormal at Manhattan's oldest house, will play a four-week run at Morris-Jumel Mansion. Commissioned by the Mansion, AWAKENING IN INK previews October 15th and 16th, and opens October 17th. It features Hannah Kaplan, Constance Cooper, Carol Ward and Christopher Davalos. AWAKENING IN INK is written and directed by Vincent Carbone.

"Yes, indeed, there were and are ghosts at the Morris-Jumel Mansion."

Drawing on actual letters and news articles stored in Morris-Jumel's archives concerning the Mansion's supposed paranormal history, AWAKENING IN INK tells the story of a young musician, Lauren Wilmat, and what she discovers upon her first night as the new caretaker of Manhattan's oldest residence. Unlike at a traditional performance, audiences will find themselves following the protagonist throughout the building in an attempt to find what's hiding in it's shadows.

Tickets to AWAKENING IN INK are $40, $30 for students and Morris-Jumel members. Tickets to a special Halloween performance, which includes a post-play paranormal investigation of Morris-Jumel, are $80. Tickets can purchased online at awakeninginink.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 212-923-8008. Due to content, AWAKENING IN INK is not advised for children under 13 years old. For more information, email marketing@morrisjumel.org.

Press seating is available for the October 15th and 16th showings. To reserve a seat, email marketing@morrisjumel.org.

About Vincent Carbone

Vincent Carbone combines his experience as a theatre artist with an interest in the paranormal in his latest work, AWAKENING IN INK. Carbone earned degrees in Theatre and Broadcasting from the State University of New York, College at Brockport. Select previous directing credits include DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD, BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, THE YELLOW WALLPAPER, and THE NINA VARIATIONS. His undergraduate thesis, FANCY ME MAD, was an original play revealing the tragic genius of Edgar Allan Poe, and will be featured in an upcoming season of Morris-Jumel Mansion programming.

About Morris-Jumel Mansion

At 250 year's old, Morris-Jumel Mansion is Manhattan's oldest house. Built in 1765 by British Army Colonel Roger Morris, the Mansion served as headquarters to General George Washington during the 1776 battle of New York and was for 50 years the residence of the Eliza Jumel, one of America's richest women and second wife to Vice President Aaron Burr. Today, Morris-Jumel Mansion is a not-for-profit museum, welcoming each year tens of thousands of international and local visitors, including, nearly daily, elementary- and high school-aged children. Committed to preserving, interpreting, and making relevant to diverse audiences the Mansion's illustrious past and varied collection of period art and furnishings, Morris-Jumel is a member of the Historic House Trust of New York City and the American Alliance of Museums.

The Mansion is located at 65 Jumel Terrace, New York, NY, and is open to the public Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit the Mansion online at morrisjumel.org. Terrace, New York, New York 10032. For more information, call 212-923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.

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