Cato & Dolly Closed on Sunday, August 11th


This past weekend, Cato & Dolly closed its 2019 run at the Old State House. Running for an incredible 8 weeks and 163 performances, this historical drama engaged with a total of 4,186 visitors and generated important discussions surrounding the real stories of Revolutionary-era Bostonians.

Stay tuned for more updates on where Cato & Dolly is going next!


Congratulations to the cast and team on a successful run:

Directed by Courtney O’Connor                   Written by Patrick Gabridge

Cato………………………………………………………………………………………..Stewart Evan Smith, Steven Sampson

Dolly……………………………………………………….Marge Dunn, Austyn Davis, Margaret Clark, Becca A. Lewis

Last Chance to See Cato & Dolly!

Cato & Dolly (written by Patrick Gabridge and directed by Courtney O’Connor) closes this Sunday, August 11th after an incredibly successful 2-month run at the Old State House in Boston.

Originally premiering in the summer of 2018, Cato & Dolly has returned this summer to expand its viewership and allow visitors of the Old State House a more intimate look into the world of both prominent and forgotten Revolutionary-era figures whose lives intersected in the Hancock household. Two actors take on eight real-life characters in a story that spans over 50 years, staged before the preserved front door of the iconic 18th-century mansion on display at the Old State House.

There are only 9 more performances of this compelling drama, so come and “make Cato & Dolly a part of your summer.” – Bishop C. Knight (The New England Theatre Geek)

Remaining Performances:

Friday, August 9th at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm

Saturday, August 10th at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, & 3:00 pm

Sunday, August 11th at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, & 3:00 pm

Performances take place in the Representatives Hall on the second floor of the Old State House (206 Washington St, Boston, MA 02109). Entrance is included in general admission to the Old State House. For more information, please visit

Tickets Now On Sale For The America Plays!

Tickets are now on sale for the world premiere of The America Plays, the second series of site-specific short plays by Mount Auburn Cemetery’s Artist-in-Residence, Patrick Gabridge and directed by Courtney O’Connor. The America Plays will run from September 12-22, 2019, for 12 performances at Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA.

These five plays present a journey through the American experience, highlighting the drama and philosophies of men and women, from artists to immigrants, who struggled to find their place in this nation as the American identity was being formed.

Audiences will experience the performances outdoors, at various spots across the grounds. Seating is provided and free on-site parking is available. The entire performance will run for approximately 90 minutes and will include walking within the Cemetery on paved and unpaved surfaces and steep inclines; total walking distance approx. 2 miles. Shows will run rain or shine. After each performance is an optional moderated discussion with the playwright, director, actors or an expert on a person or topic explored in the plays.


Tickets for The America Plays are $35 per person ($30 for members) at or by calling +1 (617) 607-1980.

Show Dates:

Thursday, Sept. 12 at 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 14 at 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm

Sunday, Sept 15 at 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm

Thursday, Sept. 19 at 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 21 at 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm

Sunday, Sept. 22 at 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm