event is designed to take place during the early part of
a party. It may begin as soon as all guests have arrived
or it can wait until some light refreshments have been
served. It can also be an after-dinner event. You will
want to allow for at least a couple hours afterwards if
you want private readings to follow.
the Theatrical Seance is not a children's event,
many teens and preteens will enjoy it, and they are
welcome to join in as long as there is plenty of adult
participation and supervision. It is probably not well
suited to children under the age of ten, for those who
get too nervous in a darkened (not blackened) room, or
those who become fidgety if they have to stay still for
more than a couple minutes.
is theater and care needs to be taken to protect the
ambience in order for you to have an enjoyable show.
Please be sure that there will be no interuptions by
young children or pets. Telephone ringers should be
turned off for the approximately 20 minutes of the
We will need a room that meets the following criteria:
- Has a
small table available
comfortably hold all your guests
- Can be
made reasonably dark so that almost all the light in
the room is that which comes from a small
low-powered lamp or candle.
is designed to take place at the beginning of the evening.
Steve will be there early to meet guests with you as they
arrive. After a brief period of introductions, he will
explain the seance to the group, gather everyone around
the seance table, and begin. Light beverages and finger
foods are perfectly appropriate for the pre-seance period.
The success of
any serious seance depends absolutely on the ability to
acheive and maintain the proper atmosphere. Therefore,
everything recommended for the Theatrical Seance becomes
critical in a seance like this one, which is far more
than merely entertainment. If you and your guests are to
derive value from the experience, please make these
- Have a table
large enough, and chairs enough, to accomodate all
- Plan to
serve light refreshments and beverages after the
seance. The after-seance discussion and social
time is essential to the experience.
- If you wish
to serve alcoholic beverages, please save that for
after the seance.
- Assure that
the room can be darkened to very dim light. Complete
darkness is not needed.
- Assure that
any children or pets will not interupt.
- Make certain
that this seance is appropriate for all participants
This event is intended for mature participants who
wish to commune with loved ones who have passed away.
It is not suited for anyone younger than mid-teens.
Although not spooky in any way, it requires the
ability to participate seriously and sit quietly for
several minutes at a time.
- Assure that
there will be no interruptions by visitors or
telephone. Any telephone in the seance room, or
adjoining rooms, should have their ringers turned off
for the duration. Any cell phones in the room should
be turned off. Steve will bring signs for the doors
requesting that no one ring the bell or knock on the
dealing with financial matters can dampen the
uplifting mood following the seance, payment for
facilitating the event should be made by the start of