Is the Dock Street Theatre Haunted?
Is the Dock Street Theatre haunted? Pat and Rebecca are joined by improviser Katie Brisick to explore Dock Street Theatre, the oldest theater in the U.S. and home to ghost of the Woman in Red. Visitors and employees also claim to see the ghost of Junius Brutus Booth, father of John Wilkes Booth. Is it true? Listen and vote!
Questions Explored in this Episode
When was this theater built and why is it called the oldest theater in North America? How long did the first location last? What was the Planter’s Hotel? How did the WPA help bring back the theater? Who is the woman in red? Does a woman in white also haunt the theater? Why do people believe Junius Booth haunts the house? Who is the ghost in the hat? Is it haunted?
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History of Dock Street Theatre
Pat explores the history of the theatre and hotel. As the oldest theater in the United States, it has a rich history of performances and also as a hotel. The Planter Hotel invented the famous Planter’s Punch.
Pat and Rebecca are joined by special guest Katie Brisick debate if the theater is haunted. With the Woman in Red Nettie and Junius Booth supposedly haunting this theater, is it one of the most haunted theaters in the world?
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Sources for this Week’s Episode
Dock Street Theatre: https://www.charleston-sc.gov/154/Dock-Street-Theater
Ghost City Tours – https://ghostcitytours.com/charleston/haunted-places/dock-street-theatre/
Luxury Simplified Retreats: https://luxurysimplifiedretreats.com/a-haunting-in-charleston-sc-the-dock-street-theatre/
Charleston Terrors: https://charlestonterrors.com/haunted-charleston-most-haunted-places-4-dock-street-theatre/
The Little House of Horrors: https://thelittlehouseofhorrors.com/dock-street-theatre/
Only in Your State – https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/south-carolina/haunted-theater-sc/
Scares and Haunts of Charleston: https://scaresandhauntsofcharleston.wordpress.com/2012/03/13/the-dock-street-theater/
Post and Courier: https://www.postandcourier.com/charleston_scene/hospitality-workers-share-ghost-experiences-in-charlestons-haunted-places-for-halloween/article_fb933032-f433-11e9-866f-cfd7e52ebf3b.html
Stories in the Cemetery: https://storiesinthecemetery.com/2019/10/23/dock-street-theatre/
Music for this episode was performed by Michael Rivers
Intro: “III. Allegro moderato from Gargoyles” by Lowell Liebermann
Outro: “Dream Images (Love-Death Music)” by George Crumb
Bumper: “Ghost Waltz” by Lowell Liebermann
“Pat Facts” and “Ghost Story” themes by Mondo
“Time for a Debate” theme by Gail Gallagher gailgallaghermusic.com