Goodnight, Captain White to Party One More Weekend Before Long Hibernation

Those who love Salem history and also a good laugh will have one more weekend to take in the comedy murder mystery Goodnight, Captain White before History Alive, Inc. puts the play to bed for a long winter’s nap. Performances of the interactive whodunit will be in the library of the historic Hawthorne Hotel, November 18th, 19th and 20th . Shows are at 7:30 on Friday and Saturday and 5:30 on Sunday.

“We’ve had so much fun with a great, sold-out run this year, including a fund raiser for the Saltonstall School’s  play ground and an immersive weekend at the gorgeous Jeremiah Lee Mansion in Marblehead”, Kristina Wacome Stevick , History Alive, Inc’s artistic director reflected. “But we’re developing a new piece,  a world premier, and we want to turn our attention there for the winter.”

But what would hibernation be without a big meal beforehand? For this late November run, $10 from each ticket will be donated to the Salem Pantry, which serves Salem’s children who struggle with food insecurity.

Goodnight Captain White

The November shows of Goodnight, Captain White will feature a new performer in the ensemble, improv. comedian Zach Reynolds from Portsmouth, NH. Says Zach, “Preparing for Captain White has been a high-energy, collaborative process. The whole cast is hilarious, and with Sarah Mann’s direction we’ve been able to make the ingenious script come to life in surprising and side-splitting ways. I’ve loved getting to know my character, Frank, and discovering how such an apparently dimwitted guy can have a duplicitous, conniving dark side.”

The play will resurface once in late June as part of Cry Innocent’s 25th anniversary celebration, a festival which will highlight  the spin-off projects and new work forged by Cry Innocent ensemble members past and present. It will then travel to Edinburgh, Scotland and the South Shore where there are additional historical connections to the story.

Tickets for the November 18th, 19th, 20th shows of Goodnight, Captain White, by Mark Stevick can be purchased at

[x_accordion_item title=”About the Salem Pantry”]About the Salem Pantry The Salem Pantry was formed in 1991 in order to provide Salem residents with emergency food at the end of the each month. The Salem Pantry is primarily funded by the generous donations of the Salem community and various state and federal grants. The Salem Pantry is a proud affiliate of the Great Boston Food Bank and Project Bread. Mission Statement The mission of The Salem Pantry is to provide Salem residents with nutritious food and groceries in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. The Salem Pantry offers residents emergency food at the end of each month when bills are due, but before salary and support checks arrive to ensure that local residents have healthy perishable food and groceries during times of need.[/x_accordion_item]

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