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Play returns to Old Jonesborough Cemetery

Contributed To The Press • Updated Oct 20, 2017 at 1:50 PM

“A Spot on the Hill,” the original, research-based play returns this year to the Old Jonesborough Cemetery, to be performed Thursday, Oct. 20, Friday, Oct. 21 and Friday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. and a matinee performance on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are limited, sell out fast, are $8 and must be purchased ahead of time.

To purchase tickets, call the Heritage Alliance at 423-753-9580, or the Jonesborough Visitor’s Center at 423-753-1010. Tickets can also be purchased online at http://bit.ly/2yEmtfQ.

Proceeds benefit the Heritage Alliance’s cemetery preservation and tombstone restoration fund.

This program is not suggested for children under 10 years of age.

Audience members should arrive 15 minutes prior to show time. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to sit on. Come and listen to real stories of real lives among real tombstones.

Parking is available at the First Baptist Church and Jonesborough Senior Center. 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 park at the Senior Center.

In case of inclement weather, performances will be moved inside to the Jonesborough/Washington County History Museum.

Now in its fourth season, this edition features new characters. New faces include Annis A. Bovell Mathes, who experienced a truly Victorian tragedy, Major Nathaniel Taylor Jackson, who died during the Civil War, and an unknown visitor, to help tell the story of the "strangers" section that was set aside in 1849.

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