Tickets are available for the Mount Auburn Nature Plays

My biggest project of the year is a collection of ten site-specific one-act plays that will be staged at Mount Auburn Cemetery, as part of my residency at the cemetery. My company, Plays in Place, will mount the shows in various spots around the grounds.

The first five plays, all centered on the rich natural environment of Mount Auburn Cemetery, are The Nature Plays. They will be performed at 1pm and 5pm on June 1,2, 8, and 9. Tickets have just gone on sale and won’t last long. (We only can seat 35 people at a time.)  You can purchase tickets here.

Courtney O’Connor, who directed Blood on the Snow and Cato & Dolly at the Old State House is directing this series of plays. For the Nature Plays, we have a kick ass cast of Lisa Tucker, Theresa Nguyen, Ed Hoopman, and Jacob Athyal.

The Nature Plays include Hot Love in the Moonlight–about the strange mating habits of spotted salamanders; Nakesakes, about 19th century naturalists Asa Gray and Louis Agassiz; Sworn to Secrecy, about the secret world of mushroom hunting; Cerulean Blue about birders at Mount Auburn; and Love and Loss in the Glade–about,well, love and loss.

In September, we’ll stage the second series of plays, The America, focusing on American history and identity.

From the reading of Cerulean Blue in September at Mount Auburn Cemetery
From the reading of Cerulean Blue in September at Mount Auburn Cemetery