This week, rehearsals start for The America Plays, the second series of site-specific plays to be performed at Mount Auburn Cemetery written by playwright-in-residence, Patrick Gabridge, and directed by Courtney O’Connor.
The America Plays is a quintet of short plays that sheds light on the dramas, philosophies, and struggles of those buried in the cemetery. Through the interwoven stories of figures like Jacob Bigelow, the architect of Mount Auburn Cemetery and prominent Boston physician, and Thomas Amirian, an Armenian refugee who came to Cambridge with his family in hopes of starting a new life, The America Plays offers a universal message of hope through despair through stories that span over a century.
The creative team had a lot of fun diving into the script during the first read-through yesterday, and is excited to explore more of the histories of these real-life figures over the rehearsal process. Stay tuned to find out who is who in the cast…!
Tickets for The America Plays are ON SALE NOW. Tickets are $35 and $30 for Mount Auburn Cemetery members. Performances run September 12-22 every Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM.