Norse by west

By Pam Davidson
Pam Davidson

Above, a lone Viking contemplates his empire, or at least the start of a Blue Ridge sunset at Saturday’s Halloween “Spectacle,” from atop John Henry’s stone amphitheater at Henry’s Stone Hill home — where hundreds, in costume, enjoyed a 1000 Faces Mask Theatre production, bagpipes, a torch-lit procession, bonfire and more.

The event brought out several hundred people, and various other native life forms that only appear around Halloween, on a beautiful cool afternoon at Stone Hill, to see the show by Peggy Schadler’s 1000 Faces Mask Theatre and to show off their alter egos amid the giant stones and stunning views at the home of John Henry and Ann Crittenden (the Knight Templar and Lady in the posed quartet). Costumes included “Financial Transparency” (Lucky Marmon) and “Hurricane Patricia” (Pat Nicklin), alien dogwalkers and Kentucky court clerks, penguins and all manner of others.


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