Okay, reach way back. Way, way back to your high school days when you read all the classics. Remember a little play called Our Town by Thorton Wilder? It tells the story of Grover’s Corner, New Hampshire and the lives of its residents. Memory jogged? Great!
Today, we’ve come across the news that the Green-Wood Cemetery (now in its 176th year) will stage an outdoor production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play this summer.
The production will begin on June 11 and run through June 28 with special midnight performances scheduled for June 14, 21 and 28, Playbill reports. All shows will take place Wednesday through Saturday.
This time around, the oft-revived play will be “set against the backdrop of Green-Wood’s rolling hills, early summer blooms and 19th-century headstones and monuments…incorporating the Cemetery’s natural beauty and idiosyncrasies into its staging.” What’s more, the show will have a distinctly Brooklyn vibe and feature “music that ranges from romantic to punk and from rock to folk.”
Advance tickets will set attendees back $30 while tickets at the door cost $35. Meanwhile, midnight shows are going for $40. As a note, all attendees under age 25 and Green-Wood Cemetery members get a $5 discount.