Hawthorne’s acclaimed “theatre in a cemetery” plays are back, now at Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum, 4947 W Florissant Ave, St. Louis, MO 63115.
Voices at Bellefontaine will be presented during the day on Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2 at Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum, 4947 W Florissant Ave, St. Louis, MO 63115.
The presentations will be researched, written, and directed by Larry Marsh, who is thrilled to have new stories to tell in a beautiful and historic new location.
The all-star cast features Danny Brown, Tim Callahan, Ken Clark, Kent Coffel, Ryan Cooper, Robert Doyle, Colleen Heneghan, Eleanor Marsh, and Todd Micali.
Guides are Patrick Brueggen, Tanya Burns, Nancy Crouse, Ann Hier, Marian Holtz, Kim Jones, Kay Love, Lori Renna, John Robertson and Lynn Working.
At Bellefontaine, audiences will be transported through the grounds on trolleys.
Some of the permanent residents will come forward and tell their stories will include a detective who solved the “Crime of the (19th) Century”; a musician who played for European nobility before being hired by P. T. Barnum; a lesser-known, ill-fated brother of one of St. Louis’s famous early families; a loyal servant of another of those families; a noted health commissioner; a snake-oil salesman and more.
As the trolleys/buses travel through the grounds, guides will tell attendees more about the cemetery, point out the impressive architecture, and note the final resting places of some of the famous residents.
Three different tour times are available both days, and tickets are $25 each. Tickets are going fast!!
For Saturday, Oct 1 tickets, visit https://bellefontainecemetery.org/event/voices-100122/
For Sunday, Oct 2 tickets, visit https://bellefontainecemetery.org/event/voices-100222/
Lynn Venhaus has had a continuous byline in St. Louis metro region publications since 1978. She is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic, currently reviews films for Webster-Kirkwood Times and KTRS Radio, covers entertainment for PopLifeSTL.com and co-hosts podcast PopLifeSTL.com…Presents, and writes features and news for Belleville News-Democrat and contributes to other publications. She is a member of CCA, AWFJ and St. Louis Film Critics Association. She is a founding member of the St. Louis Theater Circle.