​"The America Plays" Premiere at Mount Auburn Cemetery Sept 12-22

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​Announcing the world premiere of The America Plays, the second series of site-specific short plays by Mount Auburn Cemetery’s Artist-in-Residence, playwright Patrick Gabridge. The America Plays will run from September 12-22, 2019, for 11 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 the men and women who struggled to find their place in this nation as the American identity was being formed. Hear the voices of sculptors Edmonia Lewis and Martin Milmore; strong women like Harriot Kezia Hunt and Charlotte Cushman who sought new opportunities beyond the social norms of their time; and an immigrant story highlighting some of Mount Auburn’s Armenian “residents” and the community concentrated in Watertown. Audiences will experience the performances outdoors, at various spots across the grounds, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the natural world. Seating is provided and free on-site parking is available. Tickets for The America Plays are $35 per person ($30 for members) at www.mountauburn.org or by calling 617-607-1980.

Scene from "Variations on an Unissued Apology" by Playwright Patrick Gabridge, one of The America Plays to premiere at Mount Auburn Cemetery Sept. 12-22, 2019 – Photo © Corinne Elicone