Haints and Haunts auditions set for Monday

Published 3:31 pm Friday, August 31, 2012

Auditions for the annual Haints and Haunts ghost tour will be Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Old School on Main.

“Tombigbee Haints and Haunts: Itombi Ikibi, a Coffin Maker’s Tale” is jointly sponsored by the Marengo County Historical Society, the Canebrake Players and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The tour is a river and land tour, in which half of the hour-long tour occurs on a pontoon boat on the river, and the other half takes place on a hayride through old Demopolis.

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Actors and actresses selected through the Canebrake Players auditions will be at stops along the tour to tell the historically accurate stories of people from generations passed.

“There are stops along the tour with Canebrake Players telling stories either in first person or third person,” said Kirk Brooker, operations manager for the Marengo County Historical Society. “Whether there are ghosts linked to these stories or not is up to the viewers.”

Brooker said that all of the stories this year are new, so people who have been on the tour before will not be seeing the same things as they have before.

This year, there will be five stops on the land portion of the tour and two stops and a storyteller on the river portion of the tour.

“There is a little bit of spook and suspense that is fun for everyone,” Brooker said.