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A Spot on the Hill
October 20, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
A Spot on the Hill,the original, research-based play returns this October to the Old JonesboroughCemetery. Now celebrating its ninth season, this edition features newcharacters. New stories include Miss Ethel Brown who was a teacher at Booker T.Washington School and Jonesborough Elementary School, brick and stonemason JohnRhea, Dr. William R. Sevier who was instrumental during the cholera epidemic of1873, and Samuel Irvin who has the oldest marker in the cemetery. Irvin’smarker is even older than the cemetery itself. You’ll meet them and many more!Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to sit on. Seats are notprovided at the cemetery. Come and listen to real stories of real lives amongreal tombstones.
Performances for A Spot on the Hill willtake place at 6:30 p.m. on October 13th, 14th, 20th,and 21st. There will be a 2:00 p.m. matinee performance on October14th in the Jonesborough Visitors Center and a 2:00 pm matinee inthe cemetery on October 21st. At the outdoor matinee, there will beASL interpretation provided by BridgeEAST. The indoor performance on October 14this ADA accessible. Tickets are limited, and sell out fast, so make sure you buyyours today. Tickets are $10.00 and proceeds benefit the Heritage Alliance’seducational programs and initiatives, including ongoing programming inJonesborough’s historic cemeteries.
Audience members should arrive 15 minutes prior to showtime. Parking is available at the First Baptist Church and downtown. It is ashort walk up East Main Street to the cemetery from the First Baptist Churchlot. 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 caseof inclement weather, the show will be canceled and audience members will benotified in advance.
To purchase tickets, please call the Jonesborough Visitor’s Center at423.753.1010. Tickets can also be purchased online atjonesborough.com/tickets.
The Heritage Alliance is dedicated to the preservation of the architectural,historical, and cultural heritage of our region and to providing educationalexperiences related to history and heritage for a wide range of audiences. For more information, please call our officeat 423.753.9580, or contact the organization via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information can also be found onlineat http://www.heritageall.org/.