Greenville Community Theatre hosting ‘A Night of Spooky Tales’

Published 3:18 pm Monday, October 13, 2014

The Greenville Community Theatre is bringing Halloween to the Camellia City a few days early with A Night of Spooky Tales.

The event, slated for Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. from the High Horse Gallery, is set to be filled with bone-chilling stories, poems and music to set the mood for All Hallow’s Eve.

“We have rated the event PG-13 because some of the material may be too scary for younger children,” said Greenville Community Theatre member Mollie Waters.

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Submissions are also now open for the Inaugural Greenville Community Theatre’s A Night of Spooky Tales creative writing contest.

Awards of $25, $15 and $10 will be given for first, second and third place winners respectively in the short story category, which has a maximum word count of 1,500 words.

There are two divisions: adult and high school.  To be considered for the high school division, the entrant must be currently enrolled in an area high school.

Stories should have some type of spooky element, such as ghosts, vampires, local legends, myths, folklore, true crime, etc.

Work not fitting this criteria will not be considered.

Work submitted simultaneous or by the author will also not be considered.

Submissions will not be returned, and there is no reading fee for the contest.

The author’s name should not appear on the submission, nor should any contact information.

The submission should include only a title, category and word count.

Submission title, name and contact information (including email address and phone number) should, however, be included on a separate page.  Submissions should be typed.

Submissions are open until Wednesday, Oct. 15.

Winners will be announced on Monday, Oct. 20 via email or phone call.

Winners will receive one complimentary ticket to the Oct. 28 A Night of Spooky Tales event, and they will have the option of reading their stories at the event.

Submissions can be emailed to or mailed to Greenville Community Theatre, P.O. Box 1043, Greenville, Ala., 36037.

Mailed submissions must be postmarked by Oct. 15 in time for consideration for the contest.

The Greenville Community Theatre recommends that interested parties arrive by 6:45 p.m. to assure themselves good seats on the night of the event.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.