Entries by Drew Hawkinson

Critics Love The America Plays!

After a successful first weekend, the reviews are already out about The America Plays… and critics love it! “[Patrick Gabridge’s] treatment of the dead is affectionate and affecting.” (Bill Marx – The Arts Fuse) “[Courtney O’Connor’s] staging is intelligent, with an eye for the striking image.” (Bill Marx – The Arts Fuse) “The removal of the […]

The America Plays Opens Today!

After two weeks of rehearsal, and over year of development by Plays in Place’s Producing Artistic Director Patrick Gabridge, The America Plays opens today!! The second series of The Mount Auburn Plays, the show illuminates the history of Mount Auburn Cemetery, as well as dives into the untold stories of some important figures who are buried […]

Tech Underway for The America Plays

The weekend, The America Plays started its final tech rehearsals before opening night on Thursday, September 12th. Tech rehearsals saw the incorporation of costumes, wigs, and some exciting sound elements. Tickets for The America Plays are ON SALE! Check out the photos below for a sneak-peak:

Meet the Cast of The America Plays!

With the first week of rehearsals for The America Plays almost over, it’s time to meet the cast!   Amanda Collins* (Harriet Hosmer, Asniv) Amanda has worked with many Boston-area theaters including the Huntington, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Commonwealth Shakespeare Co., Boston Playwrights’, Gloucester Stage, Wheelock Family Theater, Central Square Theatre, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (WHAT), Cape […]

Rehearsals Start for The America Plays

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]