The Moth Mainstage

The Moth returns to Green-Wood on Thursday, June 21, 2018, the evening of the summer solstice

The Moth Mainstage

Green-Wood | Park Slope

Back by popular demand, The Moth returns to Green-Wood on Thursday, June 21, 2018, the evening of the summer solstice, as the age-old tradition of storytelling continues in the Cemetery's idyllic landscape.

The Moth Mainstage brings together five expert raconteurs who develop and shape their tales with the show's directors. Prepare for laughs, tears, and thrills as these tale-spinners evoke the stories we all carry within us.

Beyond traditional theater or standup comedy, Mainstages are a community event where entertainment and enlightenment merge. Since each story is true and every voice authentic, each show is a unique and intimate experience for the audience. Launched in 1997, The Moth showcases inspiring and professional storytellers at hundreds of shows, workshops, and special events throughout the United States.

Tickets for the Mainstage at Green-Wood will be available at www.themoth.org

 

About Green-Wood

Founded in 1838 and now a National Historic Landmark, Green-Wood was one of the first rural cemeteries in America. By the early 1860s, it had earned an international reputation for its magnificent beauty and became the prestigious place to be buried, attracting 500,000 visitors a year, second only to Niagara Falls as the nation’s greatest tourist attraction. Crowds flocked there to enjoy family outings, carriage rides, and sculpture viewing in the finest of first generation American landscapes. Green-Wood’s popularity helped inspire the creation of public parks, including New York City’s Central and Prospect Parks.

Green-Wood is 478 spectacular acres of hills, valleys, glacial ponds and paths, throughout which exists one of the largest outdoor collections of 19th- and 20th-century statuary and mausoleums. Four seasons of beauty from century-and-a-half-old trees offer a peaceful oasis to visitors, as well as its 560,000 permanent residents, including Leonard Bernstein, Boss Tweed, Charles Ebbets, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Horace Greeley, Civil War generals, baseball legends, politicians, artists, entertainers and inventors.

A magnet for history buffs and bird watchers, Green-Wood is a Revolutionary War historic site (the Battle of Long Island was fought in 1776 across what is now its grounds), a designated site on the Civil War Discovery Trail and a registered member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System.

 

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