''Finding Your Place'' on a Mystic Seaport Museum Lantern Light Tour

Holiday Performance at Mystic Seaport Museum Transports Audience Back to Christmas Eve, 1876

Mystic, CT – Mystic Seaport Museum will open the 2018 season of its Lantern Light Tours Friday, November 23.

A Mystic holiday tradition, Lantern Light Tours is a 90-minute progressive play that weaves a heart-warming holiday story in the setting of the historic buildings and vessels of the Museum.

The Lantern Light Tours plot changes every year and the writing and production planning begins early in the spring. For 2018, the story is Lantern Light Tours: Finding Your Place. Set on Christmas Eve in the year 1876, the play offers windows into the lives of people on the verge of great change, both personal and cultural. Written by award-winning Connecticut playwright and dramaturg Kato McNickle, Finding Your Place invites the audience to explore the world and broaden their point of view to better understand their place within it.

“When we sat down to develop the story for this year’s show, we wanted to explore themes of one’s sense of place and family and connect them into the holiday spirit, while still including all the elements that made previous Lantern Light Tours so beautiful and wonderful for the audience,” said Denise Kegler, the program manager for Lantern Light Tours.

Visitors join a group of 16 to tour the Museum’s seaport village, stopping at designated points to take in the next chapter of the story. Along the way, they will enjoy scenes of seasonal delight, including a winter fantasia, a spirited dance, a visit with St. Nick, and a scene on board one of the Museum’s historic vessels.

Performances are November 23-24, December 1, 8, 14-15, and 21-23. Tours begin at 5 p.m. and leave every 15 minutes.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.mysticseaport.org/lanternlighttours, or by calling 860.572.5331. Tickets are $33 for adults ($27 for Mystic Seaport Museum members) and $26 for children ages 5-17 ($20 for youth members). Lantern Light Tours are not recommended for children under the age of 4.
Media access is available during the dress rehearsal November 20.

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About Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Seaport Museum, founded in 1929, is the nation’s leading maritime museum. In addition to providing a multitude of immersive experiences, the Museum also houses a collection of more than two million artifacts that include more than 500 historic vessels and one of the largest collections of maritime photography. The new Thompson Exhibition Building is a state-of-the-art space that will host Death in the Ice: The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition, a major exhibition of one of seafaring’s most mysterious tragedies, December 1, 2018, through April 28, 2019. Mystic Seaport Museum is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT. For more information, please visit www.mysticseaport.org and follow Mystic Seaport Museum on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.