H. Bolliewacket Theatre Company presents the world premiere of the musical
The Gathering Room, a story of the living, the dead, and those in between. Based on the book by celebrated author Colby Rodowsky, the musical follows 10-year-old Mudge's journey through a cemetery filled with 19th century ghosts, to his Aunt Ernestus, " a real stickler of a woman" he doesn't know, connected to a past he can't remember.
The Gathering Room tells the story of Ned and Serena and their 10-year-old son, Mudge. They have been living in the gatehouse of Edgemont Cemetery for the last three years, virtually isolated from the city outside the walls of the Cemetery. A family whose lives are frozen in time by a moment of madness. Mudge never ventures beyond the walls. He has taken his unacknowledged loneliness and nightmares of a past he can't remember and turned them into a lively world peopled only by those buried in the Cemetery who are indeed very much alive, but only to him. Now, people, unwanted and unexpected re-enter the family's lives. This then becomes the story of their journey back to each other and to the reality of the rest of the world.
Saturday, August 14 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, August 18 at 3:15pm
Sunday, August 22 at Noon
Wednesday, August 25 at 7:45pm
Saturday, August 28 at 5:30pm