The acclaimed production of “Voices” from the Hawthorne Players returns to Bellefontaine Cemetery and Arboretum on Saturday, September 30, and Sunday, October 1! Join us for extraordinary performances that bring to life the amazing stories of our permanent residents. This year’s performances include one of the country’s first celebrity chefs whose 19th-century restaurant in St. Louis was named the finest in the country; two pre-Civil War power couples; a leading St. Louis photographer and war hero; a world-renowned doctor who pioneered science through odd and dubious ethical means; and the acclaimed actor and comedian who founded the first permanent theatre in St. Louis in the early 1800s. The grounds of our Level III Arboretum provide an exclusive backdrop for the actors to portray their characters. You will travel through the cemetery and disembark at stops for seated performances. There are three performances each day, and you’ll have an opportunity to participate in a backstage experience with the cast on Sunday, October 1, immediately following the 3:30 p.m. performance. The Hawthorne Players will take part in a cast talkback session that includes light refreshments. Seating is limited for the cast talkback session. The talkbalk sessions are SOLD OUT! Get your tickets now! We have three trolleys per each event time. Join our 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. tours. Tickets are $35 each Trolley 1: SOLD OUT! Trolley 2: SOLD OUT! Trolley 3: SOLD OUT! Join our 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. tours. Tickets are $35 each Trolley 1: SOLD OUT! Trolley 2: SOLD OUT! Trolley 3: SOLD OUT! 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. tours with a cast "talkback" immediately following the event. Tickets are $50 each. You'll have an opportunity to meet the cast and participate in a Q&A session while enjoying a pleasant evening of light refreshments. Trolley 1: SOLD OUT! Trolley 2: SOLD OUT! Trolley 3: SOLD OUT!