Patrick Gabridge and The Mount Auburn Plays

January 29, 2019

Mount Auburn Cemetery was one of the earliest places where the American public could view art. From its earliest days, the combination of artistic monuments, history, and nature was thoughtfully designed to create a dynamic, evolving, and beautiful landscape. Today, our artist-in-residency program serves as an opportunity for the nature and history of Mount Auburn to continue to offer inspiration. Bringing that inspiration to theatrical life, 2018-2019 artist-in-residence Patrick Gabridge has written The Mount Auburn Plays, a series of ten short plays that will be fully staged in our landscape in the coming year. First, in June, a series of five Nature Plays will explore the rich natural environment of Mount Auburn Cemetery; next, in September, five America Plays will explore American identity and history through the lens of Mount Auburn.

Tickets will go on sale later in the winter of 2019. In the meantime, mark your calendars for productions of The Nature Plays between May 30 and June 9, and The America Plays between September 12 and 22. Exact dates and times will be announced when the ticket sales begin.

The Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery is seeking support for the full production of The Mount Auburn Plays, to help us hire local and diverse theater talent including a director, a stage manager, a costume designer, a casting coordinator, and up to ten regional actors. Please help support The Mount Auburn Plays with a tax-deductible gift at We thank you for your support.


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