This October, Mindreading Confidential delves into the secrets found at 10 Lime St. Back in the 1920s, this Beacon Hill townhouse was the site of secrets soirees filled with bootleg booze and communications with the dead. These seance parties were run by a beautiful and strong-willed woman known as Margery. During October, will be reaching out into the void in an attempt to make contact with the long-dead Margery and see what secrets she will reveal.
Jon Stetson was the inspiration for the CBS hit television series “The Mentalist”.
Interjecting uproarious comedy into each program, Jon creates a hilarious and unique presentation that never fails to blow the audience away. Stetson blends the art of Mystery with the study of Psychology, the predictability of human nature and the power of intuition, with a disarming sense of humor. The result is slack jawed amazement, where the most skeptical of audience members begin to feel a renewed sense of wonder as impossibilities become realities.
The Stetson Experience is intelligent, interactive, sophisticated fun. Along with hundreds of corporate appearances, Jon has performed for three U.S. Presidents, The King of Sweden, The Royal Family of Monaco, and has appeared on several major Television Networks.
Jon Stetson’s engaging programs are packed with audience participation. Imaginations are wowed, stretched and captured, as thoughts are revealed and minds are being read, with Jon’s intriguing games of mind to mind contact.
Mind Reading has never been this much fun!
You are surrounded by “Known Strangers”. People you kind of know. An average American encounters nearly 150 “Known Strangers” every day. The bus driver, the mail man, the woman at the check out, are all “Known Strangers”. Every one of them has an interesting story. You may have heard some of their tales; confidentially, but how much do you really know about a person?
Your friends and family have confidential thoughts they rarely share too. In fact, YOU have confidential hopes, dreams and wishes few realize.
Here’s a simple question, “What is confidential thought?”.
Jon Stetson, America’s Master Mentalist, has created a living masterpiece by combining strangers with people you know in an entertaining environment.
Jon uses the power of the human mind to bring light to people’s confidential thoughts. He looks for what’s unique in a person, not what’s mundane.
In his new show, Mind Reading Confidential, Jon Stetson shares fun and intimate thoughts from the minds of his audience. He reveals stories that are outrageously funny, beautifully heart warming, and every demonstration is amazing.
The special highlight is Jon mentally exploring people’s confidential futures. He can see through the darkness and bring your best to light. There is not another experience like it in the world.
Find out what America really thinks. See your confidential future. Witness the reality of Mind Reading Confidential and discover the secret world around you.
Mention the name “Omni Parker House” and more than 160 years of rich and varied history comes to mind. Founded by Harvey D. Parker in 1855, the Omni Parker House is the oldest of Boston’s elegant inns and the longest continuously operating hotel in the United States. It was here where the brightest lights of America’s Golden Age of Literature — writers like Emerson, Hawthorne, Holmes, and Longfellow — regularly met for conversation and conviviality in the legendary nineteenth-century Saturday Club. Partly because of that literary connection, British novelist Charles Dickens made the Parker House home base during his final American reading tour in 1867-68 — a much heralded visit which featured his first American reading of “A Christmas Carol.”
The Parker House was where baseball greats like Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, and David Ortiz wined, dined, and unwound. And it was here, too, where generations of local, national, and world-renowned politicians and statesmen — including Ulysses S. Grant, James Michael Curley, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Colin Powell, William Jefferson Clinton, Nelson Mandela, and Barack Obama — assembled for private meetings, press conferences, and power breakfasts. For Jack Kennedy, it was actually a home-away-from-home, where he made his first bid for Congress (in the Press Room) and formally proposed to Jacqueline Bouvier (at Table 40 in Parker’s Restaurant).
With its close proximity to Boston’s Theater District, the Parker House also played an important role for thespians and popular personalities. Many of the nineteenth century’s finest actors stayed here, including Charlotte Cushman, Sarah Bernhardt, Edwin Booth, and the latter’s handsome, matinee-idol brother, John Wilkes (in April of 1865, John Wilkes Booth was seen dining here and practicing pistol stunts in the “shooting gallery” next door; eight days later, he assassinated President Lincoln in our nation’s capital). During the twentieth century, stars of stage, screen, and television expanded to include a list that ranged from Joan Crawford, Judy Garland, Bob Hope, Billie Jean King, and Muhammad Ali to Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Stevie Nicks, Kelsey Grammer, Ann-Margret, Yo-Yo Ma, and Rachael Ray. Most recently, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Kevin Bacon were spotted on site filming a pilot for “City on a Hill.”
The Parker House is perhaps best known for the contributions made by its cooking staff to American culinary culture. It was talented bakers and cooks here who invented the buttery Parker House Roll, developed the decadent Boston Cream Pie (the official state dessert of Massachusetts), coined the term “scrod,” and perfected many of the dishes we now associate with Boston and New England cuisine. Parker’s has also been the training ground for internationally-known chefs, with a kitchen and wait staff that once included Malcolm X, Ho Chi Minh, and Emeril Lagasse.
Lastly, of course, come the ghosts. Whether it’s founder Harvey Parker himself (watching over his guests on the tenth floor), Charles Dickens (invisibly calling the Number One elevator to the third floor), or any of dozens of alleged sightings, it’s all been claimed to have happened here.
All of which is just to say … You’re in good company at the Omni Parker House.
© 2018 by Susan Wilson
House Historian, The Omni Parker House
If you’re planning on attending “Mind Reading Confidential, there are a few things you’ll need to know.
…We trust you can keep a secret.
What to expect in your confidential experience.
The show takes place at The Omni Parker House 60 School Street Boston MA. 02108
Valet Parking is available at The Omni Parker House. Alternatively, there are additional self-parking options nearby to which we will be happy to direct you.
The Mind Reading Confidential dress code is cocktail attire: jackets and ties for gentlemen and dressy attire for ladies. In order to maintain the proper atmosphere, please do not wear jeans, sneakers, t-shirts, cut-offs, tank tops, or baseball caps. If you are not dressed appropriately, you will be seated at the rear of the room.
The performance is 90 min. Doors open 30 minutes prior.
21 and up. While Mind Reading Confidential does not contain any adult language or subject matter that might be inappropriate for children, the show is geared towards an adult audience.
Food and drink
No food or drinks will be served at the show. The Omni Parker House, at which the performance takes place, has several excellent lounges and bars, however. Many guests have a drink before or after the show.
Are tickets available at the door?
No, All sales must be done online
Gift certificates are available for Mind Reading Confidential and make a perfect gift for holidays, birthdays or any other occasion!
What is your cancellation policy?
Tickets to Mind Reading Confidential are non-refundable and only valid for the date and time they are purchased for. If for some reason you can’t attend the show, you can re-sell or gift them. We would be happy to change the name on the reservation to match the name of the new attendees upon notification.can re-sell or gift them. We would be happy to change the name on the reservation to match the name of the new attendees upon notification.