Last week, I attended one of the most unique theatrical productions of my life.
It was a nicely written historical show, performed by a theater company in a small city in Western Massachusetts. The "stage" was a local, historical cemetery.
Characters, all dressed in old-fashioned white costumes, depictin "real" people who helped settle the city, all of whom are buried in the cemetery.
It brought the historical figures back to "life." There were no chairs in rows for the audience in this theater production. Uh uh. Instead, the group of theater-goers followed the first white-clad figure into the cemetery. All the action took place near the graves of those who had been laid to rest.
There were some unique stories told during the course of the play and one got to learn a lot about the settling of the town. Fascinating stuff!
The whole thing was done respectfully and tastefully, with even a touch of humor thrown in for good measure. It was a totally new way to get a really fine history lesson.
In addition, since there was a lot of walking, it felt good to go to a play and get exercise at the same time.
Admittedly, after the play ended, it was not hard to beat it fast out of the cemetery and head for home. Even though no curtain to came down, there was no way was I about to stay there once darkness settled.
HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF A PLAY BEING PERFORMED IN A CEMETERY?