ABOUT PLAYS IN PLACE

Plays in Place works in partnership with museums, historic sites, and other cultural institutions to create exciting site-specific theatrical plays and presentations. Our experienced team of theatre-makers can help engage audiences with your site in vibrant new ways, and also provide opportunities for education, exhibit enhancement, and board and donor development.

Your institution has a dramatic story to tell. We will write and produce a play uniquely suited to your site, your audience, and your institutional goals. More than a costumed interpretation, we will create a new work of art for you and your visitors that will bring your site to life.

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NOW RUNNING/COMING SOON

Revolution’s Edge by Patrick Gabridge will be remounted at Old North Church running from June 7-August 10, 2024.

This play is set in Boston’s oldest surviving church on April 18, 1775, the day before the Battle of Lexington & Concord and mere hours before the famous “one if by land, two if by sea” lantern signals. The story centers on the interaction between three fathers, who share a faith but are politically divided, as Boston sits on the brink of war, searching for information and answers as to the best path forward for both their families and the colonies.

A Light Under the Dome by Patrick Gabridge will be produced in the Massachusetts State Senate Chamber running August 13th-16th 2024.

A Light Under the Dome play takes place at the Massachusetts State House, on February 21, 1838, when exiled Southerner Angelina Grimke becomes the first American woman to address a legislative body. Her powerful speech about abolition also firmly asserts the full citizenship of American women. Four other women abolitionists–Maria Weston Chapman, Lydia Maria Child, Susan Paul, and Julia Williams–are all there to support and guide her through this pressure-packed moment, and they have their own moments of intense struggle to share. To be staged in the Massachusetts State Senate Chamber, under the dome where Angelina gave her original speech.  This play is the first of three plays commissioned by the National Parks of Boston as a part of the Suffrage in Black & White series.