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Cato & Dolly: A New American Play at Wood Memorial Library & Museum

Dates: (6/30/2024 )

Theatre:

Wood Memorial Library & Museum

History At Play™, LLC

7 Avenue de Lafayette, P.O. Box #120233
South Windsor,CT 06074

Tickets: $30 per person includes performance, discussion, reception and exhibit opening

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Travel through the threshold of the Hancock House, Gov. John Hancock’s 18th Century Beacon Hill home, into never-before-seen drama. Cato & Dolly reveal life in the Governor’s mansion through the experiences of those who lived there: Dolly Quincy Hancock, a Boston Brahmin, and First Lady of Massachusetts and Cato, an enslaved person of color in the Hancock household. Cato and Dolly breathes life into their legacies, as well as other Revolutionary-era figures whose lives intersect at the famous Hancock House over the course of 50 years (1764-1816). The performance features influential and often forgotten figures, as they live through late-Colonial America’s most pivotal events, giving new perspective to an American narrative.

This event takes place at Wood Memorial Library & Museum, 783 Main Street, South Windsor, CT, 06074 at 2:00 pm ET. Enjoy an afternoon full of entertainment as your ticket includes the performance of Cato and Dolly PLUS Post-Performance Talkback with History At Play, LLC Artistic Director Judith Kalaora and the HAP Troupe, followed by a reception and the opening of our new exhibit, “Researching Slavery: Uncovering Complicated Colonial Narratives.” Tickets, available HERE, are $30 per person includes performance, discussion, reception and exhibit opening.

Cato and Dolly is produced by History At Play, LLC and is written by Patrick Gabridge. Gabridge has been sharing stories for more than 30 years. His plays have been produced across the country including The Mount Auburn Plays, Blood on the Snow, Distant Neighbors, and more. Cato and Dolly was commissioned in 2018 for The Bostonian Society, as part of their “Through the Keyhole” exhibit.

History At Play™, LLC (HAP), founded in 2010, produces hi-calibre, internationally renowned historic portrayals that connect contemporary values to historical escapism. HAP's historically accurate programming appeals to diverse demographics and motivates modern audiences to embark upon understanding the influential and often forgotten figures of the past.


Ages: Appropriate for all ages.



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