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Haints and Haunts auditions to be held Sunday

The Canebrake Players and the Marengo County Historical Society will hold auditions for the sixth annual Tombigbee Haints and Haunts ghost tour.

The auditions will be held Sunday, Sept. 7 at 3 p.m. at the Old School on Main. Kirk Brooker with the historical society said this year’s show has a cast of up to 22 people with a few speaking parts. Auditions are open to ages 16 and older.

“This year’s show will have equal time on the river and on land,” Brooker said. “All tours will start on the river, and they will follow the chronological progression of the Tombigbee River’s most horrific steamboat fire. It’s not about the Eliza Battle, though.”

Brooker said those wishing to audition should come prepared to tell their favorite ghost story or have a prepared monologue.

In addition to the Canebrake Players and the Marengo County Historical Society, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are also helping with the event.

Brooker said practices for the event will be held one night a week up until the event, which will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24-25.

Tickets for Haints and Haunts are also available now at the Canebrake Craft Corner, next door to Bluff Hall. They can also be reserved by called the Craft Corner at (334) 289-9644 or emailing marengohistory@bellsouth.net. Tickets are $15 each. Cash and checks are the preferred methods of payment for the tickets.

There will be six shows both nights, and they will start every half hour beginning at 7 p.m. The last show will start at 9:30 p.m. and end at 10:30 p.m.