CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Former Hollywood actor, producer and digital entertainment executive Will Keenan is premiering “Tromeo’s Halloween Cemetery Scare!” at his St. Babs church in Cape May County Sept. 29 through Oct. 31. The St. Babs Halloween attraction is advertised as family-friendly and inspired by the many famed personages housed in the historic church’s cemetery, as well as the surrounding area’s haunted ghost lore.
Highlights of the seasonal production will be a haunted cemetery tour, a “Buried Alive Experience” where attendees can feel what it’s like to be buried in a fresh grave (complete with funeral procession), a “Zombie Prom” on Halloween night, Will Keenan’s special readings of the poems of Edgar Allan Poe on Oct. 7 (“One Man Poe”), a “Trunk or Treat” for parents and kids on Oct. 18 and the famed Zombie Crawl players kicking off the production Sept. 29. Other highlights include appearances by the Jersey Devil, a downed alien spaceship, and famed Cape May County luminaries Andrew J. Tomlin and Vinnie Coachman among others.
As reported recently in stories by The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Press of Atlantic City and Cape May Magazine, Keenan returned to South Jersey last summer to take care of his sick mother, Barbara, after 14 years in Los Angeles and 13 years in New York City. He decided to relocate to the Jersey Cape, saving one of Cape May County’s most historic churches and cemeteries (Goshen United Methodist) and renaming it after his deceased career-RN mother in efforts to promote recovery, spirituality and the arts.
Keenan says, “St. Babs resides on one of New Jersey’s most historic and iconic cemeteries, and during our Halloween attraction whole families can experience local legends come back to life plus a few really great scares. All of Cape May County is known to be haunted, and we’re going to prove it this season with ‘Tromeo’s Halloween Cemetery Scare!’ at St. Babs.”
Co-Executive Producers Rob and Jenn Hasson say, “Do you wish to see sights unseen? Then join us here for Halloween… Specters, ghouls and grinning ghosts are clamoring to be your host. Come to us and hear our stories, as we regale our past glories with a little bit of history, wrapped in revenant mystery. So, when it’s dark and chills fill the air, come to Tromeo’s Haunted Cemetery Scare.”
Sept. 29, 4 p.m. – Zombie Crawl
Sept. 29-Oct. 29, 7-10 p.m. – Haunted Cemetery Tour & Buried Alive Experience ($15)
Oct. 7, 8 p.m. – Will Keenan’s “One Man Poe” (poetry readings of Edgar Allan Poe) ($10)
Oct. 18, 5 p.m. – Trunk or Treat
Oct. 31, 8 p.m. – Zombie Prom (donation)
St. Babs is located at 321 N. Delsea Dr., Cape May Court House. For more information, visit St. Babs’ Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/StBabs.