Cato & Dolly opens in 2 weeks!

Hancock Door exhibit and setting for Cato & DollyMy next museum show, Cato & Dolly, opens at the Old State House in Boston in just two weeks, on July 6!  This 20-minute piece will run Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, at 11am, 12:30pm, and 2pm, all the way through September 29.  I’m working with director Courtney O’Connor again, who directed Blood on the Snow at the Old State House in 2016 and 2017, and with a terrific cast:  Margaret Clark, Marge Dunn, Becca Lewis, and Stephen Sampson.  It’s a two-hander about unheard voices from Revolutionary America, all set around the door from the Hancock Mansion, which was demolished in 1863. The North Bennett Street School has built a fabulous, historically accurate surround for the door, as part of a terrific new exhibit. This is a one-act that will bring to life real people from the Hancock household, in all their human struggles, with a focus on Cato Hancock, who was enslaved and then worked as a free servant, and Dolly Hancock, John Hancock’s wife.  The show is included with your regular museum admission.  The show is being produced by my new theatre company, Plays in Place, in partnership with The Bostonian Society. (I’m excited for this to be our first gig!)

We had a great piece about the exhibit and the play in yesterday’s Boston Metro.  Come check us out in July!

And here’s a link to a radio story by WBUR’s Jared Bowen about the exhibit and the coming play.