DRAMA IN MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY
Sponsored by The Friends of Mount Hope Cemetery
The RMSC Players present two dramatic, interactive walking tours set in historic Mount Hope Cemetery. Tickets for each performance are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3–18. The plays begin at the cemetery's North Gatehouse, 791 Mount Hope Avenue, opposite Robinson Drive. Call (585)697-1942 for reservations.
A Circle of Friends: An Abolitionists Tour of Mount Hope in 1860
10:30am on Saturday, September 15 and Saturday, October 13*
In 1860 Frederick Douglass returned hastily to Rochester from England upon learning of the death of his 11-year-old daughter, Annie. Experience the drama of those emotion-filled days as you join RMSC Players portraying friends and fellow abolitionists on their way to comfort Frederick and Anna Douglass at their daughter's grave. Follow the pathways of beautiful Mount Hope Cemetery, meeting members of the Circle along the way. The story builds to its climax at the world-famous Frederick Douglass grave site.
*The October 13 show will be interpreted for the deaf or hard-of-hearing.
Great Rochester Innovators: A Stroll Through Mount Hope with Mrs. Sibley
10:30am on Saturday, September 29*
Georgian Farr Sibley, one of Rochester's "Grande Dames," used her position of privilege to bring local, national, and international leaders together in the cause of freedom and brotherhood. Join her on a tour of beautiful Mount Hope Cemetery and meet other creative, forward-thinking ladies and gentlemen who are buried there.
*This show will be interpreted for the deaf or hard-of-hearing.