World Premiere: New Ohio Theatre, October 2015


The Fox sisters have a dirty secret they’re ready to share. They’ve been talking to the town peddler, Mr. Splitfoot ... who’s been murdered, dead and buried for five years. His dearly departed soul is haunting his old home in Hydesville, New York, where the girls now live. Don’t you believe them? You are cordially invited to an evening with Leah, Maggie, Kate, and the devil. Join the séance and witness for yourself the spiritual powers of The Incredible Fox Sisters.


February 2014: Script Readings at A.R.T./New York
March 30, 2014: Staged Reading at The New Ohio Theatre
July 16-19, 2014: Preview Performances at The New Ohio’s Ice Factory Festival
October 30 - November 8, 2015: World Premiere at The New Ohio Theatre


written by Jaclyn Backhaus

featuring performances by Katrina Day, Phoebe Dunn, Stephen Elrod, Shannon Haddock, Andrew Hamling, Kate Owens, Anthony Ritosa & Hannah Vaughn

Director: Tyler Mercer
Scenic Design: Jonathan Cottle
Associate Set Designer: Kelsey Jeffries
Costume Design: Michelle Persoff
Lighting Design: Marika Kent
Sound Design: Beth Lake
Video Design: Kate Freer
Stage Manager: Jessica Kidwell
Assistant Stage Manager: Darielle Shandler
Production Manager: Joshua Shain
Photographer: Hunter Canning

Produced by Live Source Theatre Group

THE INCREDIBLE FOX SISTERS was commissioned and developed by Live Source Theatre Group, and made possible in part with public funds from The Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and with funding from The LIT Fund. Subsidized studio space provided by the A.R.T./New York Creative Space Grant, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Developed, in part, at Ice Factory 2014, a program of The New Ohio Theatre.


"The Incredible Fox Sisters" – Artem Yatsunov, Theatre is Easy
"1840s Famed Teenage Séance Sisters Inspire Play" – Jody Christopherson, Huffington Post