published: Friday, October 26, 2012
Who killed Jeb Taylor? Ask the ghosts
By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY
SEBRING -- Many swear ghosts haunt some city streets. Shhh, didn't you just hear rustling behind your back? Oh no. There it is again.
Okay, so you're dubious. That rustling is probably just a cat in the trash, you say -- but, can you really be sure?
Find out first hand when volunteers from the Little Highlands Theatre lead lovers of the theater on dramatic guided tours at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. today through Sunday.
The question is: Will everyone return safely, or will someone disappear without a trace, adding a new horror story to the city's eerie repertoire?
In case Sebring's ghosts aren't enough to entice you, and you're not afraid of vanishing into the mist, HLT is adding a new element in honor of the Centennial -- a murder mystery.
One dark and stormy night (or was it a beautiful morning) 100 years ago in Sebring, Pearl found her father, Jeb Taylor, brutally murdered. He was seated at his table next to the window, stabbed while counting his money.
"The challenge of those who take the tour," said Vanessa Logsden, executive director of the HLT, "is to meet the spirits of those who were that fateful evening, and using what they learn to determine who the murderer is."
Correct answers will be put into the hat, and one pulled for a prize.
The walk itself, Logsden said, is about a mile long with designated stops. Tickets for fear seekers 13 and older are $12 in advance, $15 at the door; children 5-12 can take the tour for $7 early, $10 at the door. Children under 5 walk for free.
For those who do not care to walk there is a special, one-time-only performance of "The Ghost of Jeb Taylor" in the Thakker Pavilion behind the main theater on Sunday. The show starts at 8 p.m. Save $3 by buying your ticket in advance.
For tickets and information, call 382-2525, or visit www.highlandslittletheatre.org/.
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