The Dearly Departed Players, under the direction of Julie Esty,will present The Dunmore Cemetery Tour, 2016, “Accident’s Happen,” on Sundays Oct. 2 and 9 at 2 p.m. Admission is free. Tours begin at the Cemetery Gate and run approximately two hours.
Comfortable walking shoes are suggested. Arrive early to view the exhibits before the tour. For tour infrmation, please call 570-344-3819. The Dunmore Cemetery Tour can be found on Facebook.
This annual event draws audience attendees from all over the East Coast. Last year, well over 1,500 people attended over two Sundays. In 2014 and 2015, the tour was voted Happenings Magazine Best History Centered Event. The Dearly Departed Players are a group of 14 Lackawanna County residents. Among the group are historical interpreters, authors, professional actors, dancers and musicians.
Last year’s tour, “Criminal Intent,” was a huge success. In keeping with a themed tour, this year everyone from the past who is presented either died by accident or caused an accident that resulted in death.
One aspect of the Dunmore Cemetery Tour that makes it unique is that, in addition to being an event dealing with local history, it is also theatrical, incorporating aspects of site specific, promenade and environmental theater into the production.