Cato & Dolly is now open at the Old State House

Stephen Sampson and Marge Dunn in Cato & Dolly

My one-act play, Cato & Dolly, re-opened at the Old State House museum in Boston this past Monday.  This 25-minute one-act is part of an exhibit that explore unheard voices in American History, with a display that features the door from the Hancock Mansion. The main characters are Cato Hancock, who was enslaved in the Hancock household and later worked for the family as a paid servant, and Dolly Hancock, John Hancock’s wife, who lived a rich, full life at the time of the birth of the United States, with many joys and sorrows and is rarely remembered by history. The show premiered last summer, directed by Courtney O’Connor, and now it’s back running through August 11, playing seven days a week, three times a day (11am, 1pm, and 3pm).  We have a stellar cast, featuring Austyn Davis, Marge Dunn, Becca Lewis, Stephen Sampson, and Stewart Evan Smith.  Admission is part of your regular museum admission–no special ticket required.

This is a short play but a special one, and if you’re in the area this summer, I hope you’ll come check it out.