Dearly Departed Players dig up history, fun in Dunmore Cemetery


By Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com



Horses pull a Victorian style hearse from the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, South Williamsport, at the Dunmore Cemetery Tour Oct. 11.


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Roger Mattes, of Nicholson, portrays the ghost of a con artist in the Dunmore Cemetery Tour.


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Wendy Belaski, of South Abington Township, acts in the Dunmore Cemetery Tour as an ornery prohibitionist who gives Scranton police a difficult time.


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Julie Esty, of Scranton, writer and director of the Dunmore Cemetery Tour portrays the ghost of a prostitute in the Dearly Departed Players production.


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Jennifer Ochman, of West Pittston, plays the part of a shoplifter in front of the Woolworth mausoleum in the Dunmore Cemetery during the Dearly Departed Players’ tour on Oct. 11. That’s the Woolworths of the famous retail business of the same name.


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A horse-drawn hearse from the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home in South Williamsport leads a crowd of onlookers to the next stop in the Dearly Departed Players’ 2015 Dunmore Cemetery Tour Oct. 11.


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DUNMORE — The Dearly Departed Players, a Scranton-based theater group, presented its annual Dunmore Cemetery Tour, themed “Criminal Intent” on Oct. 4 and 11. A large crowd followed a Victorian style horse-drawn hearse throughout the cemetery, stopping at various grave sites to listen to the historic, sad and amusing tales of several costumed “ghosts.”

Horses pull a Victorian style hearse from the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, South Williamsport, at the Dunmore Cemetery Tour Oct. 11.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_ABJ-Cemetery-Tour-1.jpgHorses pull a Victorian style hearse from the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home, South Williamsport, at the Dunmore Cemetery Tour Oct. 11. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Roger Mattes, of Nicholson, portrays the ghost of a con artist in the Dunmore Cemetery Tour.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_ABJ-Cemetery-Tour-2.jpgRoger Mattes, of Nicholson, portrays the ghost of a con artist in the Dunmore Cemetery Tour. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Wendy Belaski, of South Abington Township, acts in the Dunmore Cemetery Tour as an ornery prohibitionist who gives Scranton police a difficult time.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_ABJ-Cemetery-Tour-3.jpgWendy Belaski, of South Abington Township, acts in the Dunmore Cemetery Tour as an ornery prohibitionist who gives Scranton police a difficult time. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Julie Esty, of Scranton, writer and director of the Dunmore Cemetery Tour portrays the ghost of a prostitute in the Dearly Departed Players production.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_ABJ-Cemetery-Tour-4.jpgJulie Esty, of Scranton, writer and director of the Dunmore Cemetery Tour portrays the ghost of a prostitute in the Dearly Departed Players production. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Jennifer Ochman, of West Pittston, plays the part of a shoplifter in front of the Woolworth mausoleum in the Dunmore Cemetery during the Dearly Departed Players’ tour on Oct. 11. That’s the Woolworths of the famous retail business of the same name.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_ABJ-Cemetery-Tour-5.jpgJennifer Ochman, of West Pittston, plays the part of a shoplifter in front of the Woolworth mausoleum in the Dunmore Cemetery during the Dearly Departed Players’ tour on Oct. 11. That’s the Woolworths of the famous retail business of the same name. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

A horse-drawn hearse from the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home in South Williamsport leads a crowd of onlookers to the next stop in the Dearly Departed Players’ 2015 Dunmore Cemetery Tour Oct. 11.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_ABJ-Cemetery-Tour-6.jpgA horse-drawn hearse from the Charles M. Noll Funeral Home in South Williamsport leads a crowd of onlookers to the next stop in the Dearly Departed Players’ 2015 Dunmore Cemetery Tour Oct. 11. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

By Elizabeth Baumeister

ebaumeister@timesleader.com

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal

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