JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. – A Spot on the Hill, the original, research-based play returns 7 p.m. Oct. 20-21 and Oct. 27 with a 2 p.m. matinee performance Oct. 28 to the Old Jonesborough Cemetery.
Now in its fourth season, this edition features new characters including Annis A. Bovell Mathes, who experienced a truly Victorian tragedy; Major Nathaniel Taylor Jackson, who died during the Civil War; and an unknown visitor, to help tell the story of the "strangers" section that was set aside in 1849.
Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to sit on. Come and listen to real stories of real lives among real tombstones.
Tickets are $8 and proceeds benefit the Heritage Alliance’s cemetery preservation and tombstone restoration fund.
Audience members should arrive 15 minutes prior to show time. Parking is available at the First Baptist Church and Jonesborough Senior Center. It is a short walk up East Main Street to the cemetery from the First Baptist Church lot. A golf cart courtesy shuttle will be available for guests who park at the Senior Center. This program is not suggested for children younger than 10 years of age.
In case of inclement weather, performances will be moved inside to the Jonesborough/Washington County History Museum.
Tickets must be purchased ahead of time. To purchase tickets, please call the Heritage Alliance at 423-753-9580, or the Jonesborough Visitor’s Center at 423-753-1010 or online at www.townofjonesborough.thundertix.com/events.
The Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia is dedicated to the preservation of the architectural, historical, and cultural heritage of our region and to providing educational experiences related to history and heritage for a wide range of audiences. For more information, please call our office at 423-753-9580, or contact the organization via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information can also be found online at http://www.heritageall.org/.
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