Located in the historic Tulpehocken Station District of Philadelphia, Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion’s Victorian Theatre Company is committed to staging plays that interpret the era between 1837 and 1901 for a contemporary audience while being surrounded by the ornate interiors of the city’s only authentically restored Victorian house museum.

Learn about the history of Victorian Theatre at the Mansion: http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2017/05/05/josh-hitchens-diane-richardson-molly-edelman-megan-edelman-discuss-anne-green-gables-victorian-theatre-ebenezer-maxwell-mansion/

A Seance to Remember - Murder Mystery 2018

Presented by: Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion’s 2018 Murder Mystery is entitled A Seance to Remember. Join us the last two weekends in October 2018 for a live theatre walking tour. The Murder Mystery is similar to the game of “Clue,” however, instead of your game token moving on a board, you move from room-to-room in the museum where you are greeted in each room by an actor portraying a suspect. At the end of the tour, enjoy apple cider and ginger snaps while solving the mystery. Performances are scheduled every 20 minutes throughout the Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

Ticket Cost: Individual: $16

Buy tickets online CLICK HERE or call (215) 438-1861

Saturday, October 20, 2018 – 5:30 pm & every 20 minutes thereafter

Sunday, October 21,2018 – 2:30 pm & every 20 minutes thereafter

Saturday, October 27, 2018 – 5:30 pm & every 20 minutes thereafter

Sunday, October 28, 2018 – 2:30 pm & every 20 minutes thereafter



2019 – The Year of Oscar Wilde

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion announces its 2019 Victorian Theatre productions. Oscar Wilde headlines the year. First the Mansion presents an adaptation of Wilde’s only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray. Creative Director, Josh Hitchens, interprets the novel into a one-man play especially for the Mansion. Hitchens is highly touted for his performances of Stoker’s Dracula and Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Hitchens’ depiction of The Picture of Dorian Gray promises to be equally compelling.   One weekend: March 29, 30, 31.

Wilde’s 1895 comedic play The Importance of Being Earnest, a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations finds a perfect setting in the Mansion’s parlor. Josh Hitchens stages the play as a site-specific production at the Mansion.Two weekends: Friday, April 26 at 7 pm & Saturday, April 27 at 2 pm and 7 pm and Friday, May 3 at 7 pm & Saturday, May 4 at 2 pm and 7 pm

The Creators

Josh Hitchens
Creative Director

Josh Hitchens founded the Victorian Theatre program at the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion in 2010.  He is a Philadelphia based director, actor, and playwright.  Josh is also the Artistic Director of Going Dark Theatre and has been a storyteller for the Ghost Tour of Philadelphia for a decade.  joshhitchens.weebly.com

Jay Efran
Technical Director

Jay Efran, a member of the Society of American Magicians, provides special effects and technical advice for the Mansion’s productions. His theatrical creations have earned awards from the Philadelphia City Council and the Mt. Airy Neighborhood Alliance. Locally, he has designed special effects for the Narberth Community Theatre and the Moorestown Theatre Company.


The Mission of Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is to showcase Victorian era Philadelphia through the architecture, grounds/gardens, and collections; and to educate, entertain and inspire through onsite educational programming, tours, theatre events and lectures.