Cool summer evenings now at Brookgreen

  • Thursday, July 17, 2014

“Aaron and Theodosia,” a historic drama, is being presented for the first time in seven years.

Brookgreen Gardens is open until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays until Aug. 8 (Lowcountry Zoo area closes at 7 p.m.)

Thurs., July 17 – Up Close at the Zoo – Jerry Walls, co-star of CBS television’s ‘Carolina Safari’, will present an educational and interactive program about animals called “Turtles and Tortoises-Have Shell Will Travel” at 5 p.m. Then later enjoy live performances in the Enchanted Storybook Forest when Cinderella will be on hand at 6 p.m. costumed and ready to share her version of the fairy tale and interact with the kids.

Boat Ride “A Child’s Frontier Life” – Travel back in time and discover what life was like for the European settler and Native American children. Kids will play games, hear stories, and receive a memento of the trip. Boat rides are at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. (Tickets required - $8 adults, $4 children. Same day purchase only.)

Fri., July 18 - Concert on the Lawn at 7 p.m. with Barbara Bailey Hutchison – This Grammy Award-winning singer songwriter has a voice that is familiar to millions of television and radio listeners. She has appeared at the White House three times, has performed throughout the country, and in Japan, Korea, the Philippines, and Thailand.

Wednesdays through Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. – “Aaron and Theodosia” – Written for Brookgreen Gardens, this historic drama is being presented for the first time in seven years. It is a glimpse into Aaron Burr and Theodosia Burr Alston’s unique relationship and tragic stories, as told through their letters. Featuring a new character, additional dialogue, and period costumes and furnishings, the past truly comes to life with this production.

On Wednesday and Friday evenings, the Pavilion Restaurant offers dinner until 7:30 p.m. and desserts and beverage are available for purchase on the Pavilion Patio during the concerts. On Thursday evening, the Courtyard Cafe is open until 7 p.m.

Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to Wednesday and Friday performances. The Lowcountry Trail, the Zoo, Butterfly House, and Enchanted Storybook Forest close at 7 p.m.

For more information, visit their web site at www.brookgreen.org or call 843-235-6000.

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