TUPA Costumes Heritage Mississauga's 18th Annual Haunted Mississauga for an Evening of Spooky Fun
Over the past few years, Theatre Unlimited Performing Arts has been able to assist many community groups and schools throughout the province costume their shows and events. This past October we had the pleasure of working with Heritage Mississauga to costume their annual Haunted Mississauga Heritage Tour.
The original Haunted Mississauga event was a lecture in 2002 by the author of Haunted Ontario. The event was so popular that Heritage Mississauga created the Haunted Mississauga Heritage Tour which takes participants on a guided walk around a specific (and spooky) area of the city. The tours feature costumed actors portraying people from the past who interact with visitors taking the tour.
This year's event was set in 1919 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the building of Riverwood, the Parker-Chappell House where the tours were taking place. The evening's story called "The Grand Affair" takes place as Ida and Percy Parker host a grand social gathering with friends from high society to celebrate the completion of their grand country estate, Riverwood. The evening also serves as a Liberal fundraiser for would-be Liberal party leader and friend William Lyon Mackenzie King.
Visitors to Haunted Mississauga were taken on guided tours of the property and had a chance to interact with the actors that TUPA costumed portraying people from the past in a highly entertaining, improvisational evening of live history!
Be sure to check Heritage Mississauga's website later this year for information about the 2020 Haunted Mississauga event!!