The Gathering Room

Closed
2hr. 15min.
Opened Aug 14, 2004
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

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. Schedule 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

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