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Saturday, October 15, 2022 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Join us for Elliot and Schlemowitz's Phantasmagoria, a 18th century-inspired magic lantern show – an unearthly experience created from a form of projected imagery. Magic lantern performers Dawn Elliott and Joel Schlemowitz have built their own fantascope, with wooden track and rear projection screen, along with newly created hand-painted slides, to recreate the full experience of the Fantasmagorie. The Phantasmagoria's eerie repertoire includes a visit to a haunted graveyard, The Death of Lord Littleton, St Dennis and the Devil, and an invocation of the Devil at a Witches' Sabbath. The show concludes with a glimpse behind the curtain to reveal the workings of phantasmagoria's inventions and techniques. Elliott and Schlemowitz's Phantasmagoria has received the Dick Balzer Performance Award from the Magic Lantern Society UK. Program will be held outdoors on the Schuyler Mansion grounds, so please dress accordingly, and bring your garden chair and/or blanket! Event is free, but donations are much appreciated. Registration is required and can be done by calling (518) 434-0834. Event will not take place in rain or other inclement weather – please call to check! Cider & donuts! Rain-date: Oct 22nd.

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