Arts and Entertainment
April 7, 2017
APRIL 7, 2017 PLANO, TEXAS In the ancient Bavarian tradition, people gather together to observe the end of the cold, dark winter, and the arrival of Spring in a special holiday known as Walpurgisnacht. Officially observed on April 30, this celebration also marks the half-way point to Halloween with food, family, and often fireworks very much like the American tradition of Independence Day on July 4th. Just as the 4th of July is a common time for family reunions, this year, all 13 members of Simone Noir's Coven have convened on the manor for an unforgettable family gathering celebrating this special time of year.
According to Dark Hour Artistic Director Allen Hopps, "Most people in America have never even heard of this great tradition which is still very much celebrated in parts of Europe." Dark Hour draws inspiration from many parts of historic lore. This show features aspects of the European tradition with the concept of family and fun. "Our show always involves one of the witches and their efforts to take over the Coven, this particular show includes all 13 witches, and their family reunion of sorts." As with any extended family gathering, tensions may run high at times, the difference is that most families throw insults at each other, these hurl hexes.
Join the witches of Coven Manor as they celebrate this most historic of holidays, April 14-15, from 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $28 and are available in advance through the website www.darkhourhauntedhouse.com or at the on-site box office at 701 Taylor Drive, Plano, TX, 75074. Discount coupons can be found at local merchants; additional discounts available on the Dark Hour Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dark-Hour-Haunted-House/556802944353309
For the ultimate experience, VIP packages are available. They include Fast Pass Admission, which allows the guest to skip the head of the entry line; a Dark Hour T-shirt and magnet; plus access to the VIP suite with refreshments and special screening of The Making of Dark Hour. The package also allows the guest to return for a second trip through the haunt. VIP packages are $65 and may also be purchased online or at the box office.
Dark Hour Haunted House is located just east of U.S. Highway 75 on Plano Parkway in Plano. Parking is always free.