A Spot on the Hill, the original, research-based play returns this October to the Old Jonesborough Cemetery. Now celebrating its sixth season, this edition features new characters. New stories include Reverend William Cate the first minister of First Baptist Church, Alice Slemons whose home is now the Storytelling Resource Center, Dr. M.S. Mahoney a founder of the Herald & Tribune, and Jack Grimes who perished during the cholera epidemic of 1873. You’ll meet them and many more! Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to sit on. Come and listen to real stories of real lives among real tombstones.
Performances for A Spot on the Hill will take place at 6:30 p.m. on October 18th, 19th, and 26th. There will be 2:00 p.m. matinee performances on October 19th and 26th. The October 26th matinee will take place inside the Jonesborough/Washington County History Museum. The museum is located inside the Jonesborough Visitor’s Center and is handicap accessible. Tickets are limited, and sell out fast, so make sure you buy yours today. Tickets are $8.00 and proceeds benefit the Heritage Alliance’s educational programs and initiatives, including ongoing programming in Jonesborough’s historic cemeteries.
Audience members should arrive 15 minutes prior to show time. Parking is available at the First Baptist Church and downtown. 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 need it. This program is not suggested for children less than 10 years of age. In case of inclement weather, performances will be moved inside the Jonesborough/Washington County History Museum.
To purchase tickets, please call the Jonesborough Visitor’s Center at 423.753.1010. Tickets can also be purchased online at jonesborough.com/tickets.