Washington, DC, like any American setting, is no stranger to tragedy. It textured the lives of the millions of people who have called the region home. Their stories reflect our story as a nation, helping us understand the past to inform our future. In this macabre mirror, we can catch glimpses of tragic twists of fate endured by them. And while these tragedies influenced the course of their lives, it didn’t define them. Rather, it was the triumph over the tragedy, the beauty in the sorrow, that did.
Across 4 evenings this October, discover a selection of tragic tales of Congressional Cemetery’s residents. Learn how they are alive today in our memory. Encounter them, and their stories, brought back to life by our talented actors. Bear witness to their legacies. Come and experience Soul Strolls 2023: Tragic Lives and Demise.