Monday, June 3, 2013


Back by popular demand to repeat last June's success: The Spoon River Project, a theater piece with music, featuring the departed of the fictional Midwestern town of Spoon River, performed in Green-Wood Cemetery among the departed of the city of Brooklyn.

Travel by trolley into the nighttime darkness of Green-Wood Cemetery, illuminated only by lanterns and torches, to hear the late Spoon River residents speak of the secrets they could share with nobody during their lifetimes.

Based on Spoon River Anthology, Edgar Lee Masters' 1915 book of short poems, The Spoon River Project was written and adapted for the stage by playwright and director Tom Andolora, with dances choreographed by Jeffry Denman.

The show runs from Thursday, June 13th, through Sunday, June 30th. The performance is about an hour and twenty minutes in length.

Performance dates:

  • June 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th, and 29th
    • 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 15th, 22nd, and 29th
    • 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
    • Includes a visit to the catacombs before the performance.
  • Sunday, June 23rd
    • 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 30th
    • 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
After-party with the cast: Friday, June 14th (cash bar)

This show is not recommended for young children.

Ticket prices:
  • In advance: $30*
  • At the door (if available): $35*
  • Midnight show: $40*
* Additional $5 discount for members of The Green-Wood Historic Fund or Brooklyn Historical Society and students, with a valid ID.

To purchase tickets, visit or call (718) 210-3080. Group rates are available for ten or more people. For information about group rates, call (718) 210-3073.