BENNINGTON – The Bennington Community Theater presents “Voices from the Grave” on Saturday and October 2 at First Church Cemetery in Old Bennington.
The group’s first production of the season will be performed outdoors in the Old First Church Cemetery.
As participants are guided from grave to grave, Bennington personalities such as Elijah Dewey, Elizabeth McCullough and Robert Frost will be hosted by members of the Bennington Community Theater.
The theater company brought together the talents of the Bennington Historical Society, the Bennington Museum, the Bennington Center Cemetery Association and the First Congregational Church in this community project.
Researched and written by members of the Bennington Historical Society, the production consists of dramatic monologues performed by actors in period dress. Director Ingrid Madelayne describes the event as a theatrical and historical experience.
“Our goal was to be true to the stories of these extraordinary people, while highlighting their humanity. We wanted to show the people behind the facts, allowing them to tell their stories with their own voices.
Participants will meet a pioneer woman, a loyalist spy, a Civil War drummer, a victim of the Titanic, the first Vermont socialist and many more, all contributing to Bennington’s rich history. Their dramatic and captivating stories, told by talented local actors, will bring history to life.
Groups of 10 visitors will depart every 40 minutes, starting at 10 a.m., on Saturday and October 2. Tickets cost $ 10. You must pre-register for a specific time. Visit BPACVT.org/tickets or call 802-447-0564 to reserve a spot.
Ticket availability is limited. There will be an indoor performance in November.