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For Immediate Release:

October 25, 2022

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Sarah Martin
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Cyrkus Vampyr Takes Over Old Sturbridge Village

For Final Dates of Phantoms by Firelight

Sturbridge, M.A. – Inspired by the mythology of the mid-19th century “New England Vampire Panic,” Cyrkus Vampyr is the newest immersive theatrical experience to take over Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) during this year’s Phantoms by Firelight event. The performance tells the story of a mysterious group of performers who appear and begin to take over the Village, following the death of a local girl. Guests are invited to come and see these thrilling performers – visiting from the NYC theater and nightlife scene – for four final event dates on Oct. 28-30 from 4:30-9:00 p.m. and Oct. 31 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.


Written and directed by P.J. Griffith and produced by ClockJack Productions, American Circus Theatre and Old Sturbridge Village, Cyrkus Vampyr features thrilling stunts and exciting acts by cast members, including:

Richard Hankes and Ashlee Montague 

Classic ballet dancers turned world record holding circus performers, Hankes and Montague have performed in Cirque du Soleil’s Broadway Show Paramour among other accolades. They showcase their stunts in front of the OSV Towne House as acrobatics and extreme ballet duo Tatiana and Nikolai.

Vittoria DiMeglio and Angele DiMeglio

This duo of fire jugglers brings the heat during their performance of skill, precision… and a little fire magic. Known as “The Sisters Faimme” Drusilla and Bianca, their show can be seen each night in front of the OSV Grist Mill.

Brian Klimowski

An actor and variety artist based in NYC, Klimowski brings his talent as a singer, juggler, magician and one-man yo-yo show to the Cyrkus Vampyr act. He appears as Magnus during Phantoms by Firelight, offering his talents to guests in the Town Common.

Elana Valastro

After recently returning from a swing role on the national tour of Cats, Valastro joins the cast of Cyrkus Vampyr as a dancer, singer and actor. She debuts as Tasha and can be found at the OSV Schoolhouse and throughout the Village.

Bryce Crumlish

Every good traveling troupe requires a Ringmaster, and Bryce Crumlish fits the bill. An actor residing out of NYC, he takes on the role of Ringmaster Andrej at the Center Meetinghouse and throughout the Village, managing this strange group of offbeat acts.

Also making an appearance at the Village is accordion player Lisa Nichole Young as Masha and actor Laura Maramo as The Girl.

Tickets and additional details for Phantoms by Firelight and the Cyrkus Vampyr performances can be found at:


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About Old Sturbridge Village
Old Sturbridge Village, first opened to the public in 1946, is one of the country's oldest and largest living history museums, celebrating life in early New England from 1790-1840. It is the largest living history museum in the Northeast, celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2021. Each year, more than 250,000 visitors interact with costumed historians, experience up-close demonstrations of early American trades, and meet heritage breed farm animals. Situated on 200 scenic acres, the Village is a collection of more than 40 historic buildings - including homes, meetinghouses, trade shops, working farms, restaurants, shops and three water-powered mills.

Located just off the Massachusetts Turnpike and Routes I-84 and 20 in Sturbridge, Mass., Old Sturbridge Village is open year-round, but days and hours vary seasonally. Daily admission is: $28 for adults, $26 for seniors, $14 for College Students, $14 for children ages 4-17, with children 3 and under admitted free. Admission includes free parking. Village Members receive free standard daytime admission. For details, visit  
Old Sturbridge Village is also the managing partner of Coggeshall Farm Museum in Bristol, R.I. Members at OSV receive reciprocal membership at Coggeshall Farm Museum.
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