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8 p.m. The Spoon River Project (Followed by “Drinks to Die For”)

June 17, 2011, 8:00pm11:00pm

Friday, June 17, 2011

Update, 6/17/11. Please note:
– We will be monitoring the weather throughout the day. Obviously our preference is to hold the show, and in order to give ourselves the best chance of that happening, we will not make a final decision until the time of the show (8 p.m.).
– For people who need to travel and make a decision earlier that than, please know that tickets for today will be honored any other night (or the Sunday matinee).
– If the show is canceled for tonight, we will hold the party (Drinks to Die For) tomorrow night instead.
– We will process refunds, if ticket holders cannot attend another night, or patrons can opt to donate the cost of their tickets to the Green-Wood Historic Fund and receive an acknowledgement of their tax-deductible contribution.

“If you want to know what life is about, listen to the dead.
That is . . . when they talk to you.”

After this show, don’t miss the most unique après-theater party you’ll ever go to. Surrounded by gravesites and the night skies, you’ll chat with the director and the actors of the The Spoon River Project. Tickets for both the reception and the show are $40, or $75 for two — click here to purchase those tickets in advance online.

Tickets to the show only (without the reception) are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Click here to purchase those tickets in advance online, and click here for more info and a full list of shows.

Imagine sitting deep within Green-Wood Cemetery on a beautiful summer’s night when some of its permanent residents begin to appear in the distance, assemble in front of you, and one by one divulge their secrets, their private thoughts, their regrets and the turmoil that filled their lives.

Accompanied by songs including “Shall We Gather at the River,” “Softly and Tenderly” and “In the Gloaming,” 11 actors tell a story of the fictional town of Spoon River through its residents who have since left this world. Playwright Tom Andolora of Brooklyn College has adapted the classic American work by Edgar Lee Masters for the stage and directs the production as well.


  • For mature audiences only. Admission is restricted to ages 15 and over.
  • No alcohol or food is permitted in the cemetery (except what is provided during the after party).
  • Please arrive at Green-Wood’s main entrance (25th Street and Fifth Avenue) by 8:00 p.m. sharp. All ticket holders will then travel by Green-Wood trolley to the middle of the cemetery, where the performance will take place.
  • Audience members must board the trolley to travel to the site of the play. Anyone who is late will miss the trolley and miss the show.
  • Chairs and benches are provided for the audience.
  • The performance begins at 8:30 p.m. and lasts one and a half hours with no intermission. The after party ends at 11:00 p.m. Ticket holders will then return, via trolley, to Green-Wood’s main entrance.
  • Flash photography is not permitted during the performance.
  • If there is rain the night of the performance, please check our website or call 718-210-3080 for show status. If the show is rained out, ticket holders can use their tickets for any other night of the performance.


June 17, 2011
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Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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