BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

FROM SHARON TO SPOON RIVER

A Guided Theatrical Experience in the Historic Sharon Burying Ground

Back by popular demand from sold out performances last year, the collaboration between The Sharon Playhouse, The Hotchkiss Library, the Sharon Historical Society and the Historic Sharon Burying Ground will bring back FROM SHARON TO SPOON RIVER!

Groups of 20 Audience members will follow a tour guide, who will recount tales and history of the venerable cemetery while escorting them to various locations for the performance.

This one-day event will begin at the Hillside Cemetery on Cemetery Rd. in Sharon and will feature over 20 actors performing both original monologues and stories from Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters. As the Spoon River stories are told from the point of view of the deceased, what better setting for their stories than an actual cemetery.

All current local and federal guidelines for social distancing will be followed and attendees will be asked to wear a mask.

As Artistic Director of the Sharon Playhouse Alan M-L Wager says, “We’re excited to bring back these new and old stories to life, as it were, in the history of our own local cemetery. We’re also pleased that we can give our incredible local actors the opportunity to share their talents as well as our talented youth.”

Hotchkiss Library of Sharon’s Executive Director, Gretchen Hachmeister added, “I am so happy to collaborate with other town non-profits to offer participants a socially-distanced, engaging, and educational program for all ages, in a beautiful outdoor setting.”      

Audience members will follow a tour guide, who will recount tales and history of the venerable cemetery while escorting them to various locations where actors will bring to life, as it were, original stories and selected works from Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters. 

There will be nine tours beginning at 12 noon every 45 minutes.

This performance is suitable for all ages.

We also ask that you wear comfortable shoes and have the ability to walk through the hilly cemetery and be able to stand for the hour-long performance. 

Please register for a specific entry time. All performances begin at the cemetery entrance on Cemetery Road.

​This one day event will sell out so get your tickets early​

This event is Free to attend.  Donations are gladly accepted when placing your order.  Any donations made will be split between the four non profits involved. 

Limit 4 tickets per order.

ALSO COMING UP THIS WEEKEND

GHOSTS ON THE GREEN

Saturday, October 9

1pm & 2pm

Located on the Sharon green  
Discover Sharon ghost stories written by our local students grades 5-8. Join these fantastic kids before or after you experience From Sharon to Spoon River at the cemetery.  No need to sign up for this event.  Simply arrive and support these kids.​This  30 minute experience is Free to attend.  
 2 Ways to get tickets:  
ON THE PHONE 860-364-7469 X 200 

ONLINE www.sharonplayhouse.org

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