Voices from the Grave
A theatrical and historical experience at
the Old First Church Cemetery
Directed by Ingrid Madelayne
Written by Phil Holland and Ingrid Madelayne, with Anthony Marro, Dawn Rodrigues, Ray Rodrigues, and Robert Tegart
Saturday, September 25 & Saturday, October 2
Tour groups of 10 visitors will depart every 40 minutes, beginning at 10 am. Last tour at 4:20 pm.
Tickets are $10.
Please visit www.BPACVT.org/tickets or call 802.447.0564 to reserve your spot!
Bennington Community Theater’s first production of the 2021-22 season, “Voices from the Grave,” will be performed outside, within the grounds of the famed First Church Cemetery in Old Bennington.
Join us for this unique, on-site, outdoor theater production where you’ll meet the people beneath the headstones. As you are guided from grave to grave, Bennington luminaries such as Elijah Dewey, Elizabeth McCullough and Robert Frost will be brought to life by members of Bennington Community Theater.
BCT has brought together the talents of the Bennington Historical Society, the Bennington Museum, the Bennington Center Cemetery Association, and the First Congregational Church in this exciting community project.
Researched and written by members of the 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 faithful to the history of these amazing people, while highlighting their humanity. We wanted to show the individuals behind the facts, letting them tell their stories in their own Voices.”
You’ll meet an early pioneer woman; a Loyalist spy; a Civil War drummer; a Titanic victim; Vermont’s first socialist, and many more, all contributors to Bennington’s rich history. Their dramatic and compelling stories, told by talented local actors, will make history come alive, literally!
A Very Special Thanks to our Sponsors:
BANK OF BENNINGTON
A collaborative community production:
• Bennington Community Theater
• Bennington Performing Arts Center
• Bennington Historical Society
• Bennington Museum
• Bennington Centre Cemetery Association
• Old First Church
• Bennington Monument