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Official Website:Cato & Dolly - An All-New Historic Play at Old State House
Location:206 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02109
Dates:Mon, Wed, Sat from 6/6/18 - 9/29/18
Hours:11:00 am; 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm through September 29, 2018
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:$ see below
Category:Arts & Culture

The Bostonian Society presents 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​.

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.


Adults $10.00, discounts apply for seniors and students. Youth ages 6-18, Massachusetts Teachers, EBT Cardholders, US Military and Veterans are admitted free.


206 Washington Street, Boston, MA, 02109 map

Located on the MBTA Blue/Orange line to State Street. For more information see www.bostonhistory.org

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