'PsychoPath' to Open Despite Government Shutdown! [Halloween]
You can read the official press release below!
The Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA), producers of The Lost Colony, intends to open the fall fundraiser, PsychoPath, in spite of the closure of all National Park Service Facilities.
Although The Lost Colony theatre facilities are within Ft. Raleigh National Park, RIHA remains a private non-profit and does not receive funding or support from the Federal Government. While RIHA officials had been working on a solution, the opening night of the event was cancelled. RIHA intends to run the remaining events on schedule each Friday and Saturday evening during the month of October.
“Our fall fundraiser is essential to our financial well-being as we complete the fiscal year of The Lost Colony. PsychoPath was designed to be a fun event, accessible to anyone who wished to participate, and does not require any support or funding from the NPS or the Federal Government. The board of RIHA has a responsibility to operate in a fiscally responsible manner and raising funds is an important part of that.” Said RIHA board chairman, Steve King.
“We explored all options including relocating or rescheduling the event, but due to its site-specific and seasonal nature that was not a viable option. We have a fairly significant investment into this event and we strongly feel that being prevented from conducting it will hinder our ability to produce our main event, The Lost Colony. We have sent a letter notifying the National Park Service of our intent to move forward beginning tomorrow evening. We will not lose another night.” said Lost Colony CEO, Bill Coleman.
While the number of evenings the event will be open has been curtailed, RIHA is excited that the remainder of the schedule will go on.
The new attraction was originally scheduled to open tonight, Oct. 4.
The PsychoPath experience is both an indoor and outdoor attraction and is completely experienced by foot. Comfortable shoes are encouraged and casual clothing should protect you from the monsters, zombies and ghosts that inhabit the haunted forest surrounding the Waterside Theatre on Roanoke Island.