In the quiet calm of the mid-summer night air, visitors to Historic Green-Wood Cemetery will be transported to the fictional town of Spoon River as the Green-Wood Historic Fund and 22Q Entertainment LLC present the New York City theatrical premiere of The Spoon River Project.
A dramatic new adaptation of Edgar Lee Masters' 1915 poetic masterpiece, The Spoon River Anthology, the site-specific production will be performed under the moonlight and lit by torches and lanterns. Theatre-goers will travel on Green-Wood's trolley deep into the heart of the Cemetery to the site of the production.
Adapted for the stage by writer/director Tom Andolora, The Spoon River Project introduces the audience to the Midwest town of Spoon River as the residents, who in their death, divulge their secrets, their private thoughts, their regrets and the turmoil that filled their lives. Period costumes and songs including "Shall We Gather at the River," "Softly and Tenderly" and "In The Gloaming" set an atmospheric stage.
The play contains some mature content. You must be 15 years or older to attend.
The midnight shows will include a tour of the Green-Wood Catacombs. Visitors must arrive by 11p.m.