"Cato & Dolly" - A New Historic Play at the Old State House


The Bostonian Society ​announces the world premiere of​​ Cato and Dolly, an all-new​ live​ play​ by Playwright Patrick Gabridge at Boston's historic Old State House​, running Friday, July 6 - September 29, 2018. The new play, commissioned specifically for the Old State House's Through the Keyhole exhibition, reveals life behind the door of the Hancock House, Governor John Hancock’s 18th ​c​entury Beacon Hill home. In addition to viewing the historic door​ itself, on public view for the first time in decades, ​visitors to Through the Keyhole will experience ​the new 20-minute play which offers a glimpse of everyday life behind the Hancock door through the eyes of those who lived there: ​ ​Cato Hancock, an enslaved person in the Hancock household and ​Dolly Hancock, John Hancock's wife and First Lady of Massachusetts​. ​Gabridge's powerful site-specific play​ at the Old State House,​ ​​Blood On The Snow​,​ had a sold-out run ​in 2016-2017 ​and was called “electric and alive” by WGBH’s Jared Bowen. Cato & Dolly premieres on Friday, July 6, 2018​ ​at the Old State House ​and will run ​for 9 performances per week ​Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 11​:00 ​am, 12:30 pm, and 2 pm through September 29, 2018. The play is included in the price of admission to Through the Keyhole at the Old State House, ​​​​206 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02109. For more information see www.bostonhistory.org or call 617-720-1713.


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Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
11:00 am - 02:00 pm To Sat - September 29, 2018
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