18 Jul

Hidden Room Salon Series at the Neill-Cochran House Museum

The Hidden Room Theater joins us to present:

The Hidden Room Salon Series at the Neill-Cochran House Museum

Three Thursday evenings in August: 8/1, 8, and 15 – 6pm to 8pm

The Neill Family’s parties inspired articles in the Austin American as late as forty years afterwards. This summer, with the award-winning expertise of the Hidden Room Theatre and three special guest scholars, we’ll rekindle some of that Victorian Era entertaining magic as we explore the culture and arts of the time–with libations and good company, that is.

On the menu are spiritualism, the American take on Shakespeare, and last but not least, parlor games (audience participation especially encouraged).

$15 general, $12 students & seniors, $10 friends of the NCHM or $30 for a three-evening pass is your ticket to the past.

The Schedule

BEHIND THE VEIL: SPIRITUALISM IN THE 19th CENTURY

Thursday August 1st, 6PM – 8PM

Talk led by Katie Keckeisen, Collections Manager, Brush Square Museums.

BARDOLATRY ON THE BOARDS: SHAKESPEARE IN AMERICA

Thursday August 8th, 6PM – 8PM

Talk led by Eric Colleary, Cline Curator of Theatre and Performing Arts, Harry Ransom Center

PARLOUR GAMES: HOW TO BEHAVE AND HOW TO AMUSE

Thursday August 15th, 6PM – 8PM

Talk led by Rebecca Beegle, writer, director/producer, and storyteller. Listen, chat, and play with us.

The Details

Doors for all evenings open at 6:00pm. Talks and performances run from 6:30 – 7:00/7:15pm. Discussion and libations until doors close at 8:00pm. No RSVP necessary – tickets available at the door. Please bring your ID if you plan to visit the bar.

Don’t shy away for lack of parking!

Parking is available free to visitors in the museum lot located off of 23rd street between San Gabriel and Leon.