Romeo Must Hang: The Harry Powers Documentary Event

Clarksburg, WV –The Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center is partnering with the Clarksburg History Museum to provide a unique and somewhat chilling experience this fall with Romeo Must Hang: The Harry Powers Documentary event on Saturday, October 16th at 2:30 pm with doors opening at 1:30 pm.

The event is centered around the real-life homegrown serial killer, Harry Powers, and his “Murder Farm” located in Quiet Dell, West Virginia that transfixed an entire nation for months in the 1930s. The story came to be immortalized in a classic Hollywood film (Night of the Hunter, starring Robert Mitchum). This documentary screening highlights the horrific history and trial of Harry Powers and includes a post-film discussion with the film's director, Bob Wilkinson, and producers, Robert & Jeff Tinnell.

Prior to the start of the documentary, patrons will be able to watch the music video of the song “Murder Farm” at 2:15 pm which features the local band, The Grey Agents. The Clarksburg History Museum will also be unveiling their new Harry Powers exhibit from 10:00 am – 9:00 pm that day at the museum on West Main Street. After the documentary and post-film discussion, the museum will be providing guided bus trips to the Murder Farm site between 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm where a storyteller will once again help guests to learn more about the chilling history of Clarksburg’s serial killer.

“It’s a timely addition to our Halloween holiday line-up. We’re proud to partner with the Clarksburg History Museum to share this unique history with the community. We encourage folks to check out the new exhibit and everything they have to offer,” comments Executive Director, Ryan Tolley.

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 20, 2021, at 10:00 am and are only $10. Seating for the documentary screening is general admission. Tickets can be purchased in two ways: Go online anytime at or purchase tickets over the phone by calling 855.773.6283 on Monday through Friday, 10:00 am – 11:00 pm.

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