A busy summer ahead: The Mount Auburn Plays to perform Jun/Sept 2019, plus Cato & Dolly returns!

It’s going to be a busy summer for Plays in Place!

Patrick’s Mount Auburn Plays, two series of short plays inspired by the lush natural environment and rich history of Mount Auburn Cemetery, will premiere this summer at Mount Auburn Cemetery: The Nature Plays in June, and The American Plays in September. Following actors across the grounds, audiences will become immersed in the untold stories of Mount Auburn Cemetery as brought to life by Patrick’s words. Each performance will be followed by a discussion.

The Nature Plays (June 1-9, 2019) highlight stories inspired by Mount Auburn’s landscape and natural environment, with topics such as spotted salamanders in Consecration Dell, birders at Auburn Lake, and historic debates between naturalists who are buried at the Cemetery. You can get tickets here.

The American Plays (September 2019; specific dates coming soon) highlight the diverse storiesof some of the extraordinary people buried in the Cemetery. Tickets will be onsale soon.

Plus, after its successful initial run last summer, Cato & Dolly will return for a second year to the Old State House Museum, June 17-August 11, 2019! Running 7 days week, 3 times a day, visitors to the Old State House Museum can experience Patrick’s original 20-minute play, which offers a glimpse of everyday life behind the Hancock door through the eyes of those who lived there: Cato Hancock, an enslaved man in the Hancock household and Dolly Hancock, John Hancock’s wife and First Lady of Massachusetts. You can learn more at the Old State House’s website.