Twilight Tour

Captain Meredith Brock (played by Dominic Persampiere, mayor of Oviedo) and Mayor Lee Gary (played by Rich Sloane) told about Oviedo’s history at last year’s tour.

Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Oviedo Cemetery!

Join us for an hour-long visit with some of Oviedo’s founders. We’ll be touring the cemetery under the guidance of historical figures who’ve come to life for the evening to introduce us to their dearly departed friends. These are the SAME featured founders who will visit with guests at Saturday’s Rising event over breakfast. Saturday, these actors will be on a stage surrounded by chairs, so this may be a better option for those who want to see the program but aren’t sure they can stand for the hour-long mobile show at the cemetery.

Tales of civil war, suicide, celery, snakes, and other surprising scenarios will be center stage at The Oviedo Preservation Project’s Annual Cemetery Tour, now know as the Twilight Tour. This event will take place at the Oviedo Cemetery (across from Oviedo High School on S.R. 426), and your $3+ donation is appreciated, though not mandatory. 100% of proceeds go to charity. All actors and organizers are volunteers.

Please join us to hear more in-depth stories from actors in costume who will tell about themselves and about what Oviedo was like when they were alive. The show is performed “theater in the rounds” style, with various stations coming alive at the same time. Visitors will move from station to station to interact with the characters. For more information, contact Megan Sladek at 407-365-8888 or megan@oviedotraditions.org.

2017 Featured Founders

**Eliza Argo…………………………………………..… Kathryn Halterman

Andrew Aulin (1843-1918 )……………………………… Isaac Babcock

Narcissa Lawton (1817-1883)…………………. Kris VanNederynen

**and her daughter………………………………Sarah VanNederynen

Steen Nelson (1862-1956)…………………….. Dominic Persampiere

Grace Olliff (1894–1986)…………………………………. Desta Horner

Arthur Partin (         )…………………….…………………..Rob Sessions

**George Powell (     ) …………………………………………….Jeff Evans

Mary Agnes Smith (1890-1978)…………………..………. Susan Juge

Louisa Stewart (c. 1865-1950)………………………………………..TBA

**TBA from Boston Hill……………………………………………………TBA

2017 Founding Friends

Andrew Duda (1873-1958)………………………………….Gary McCauley

Mary Foster (1837-1916)……………………….….……..Sara Breshnahan

**Robert Lawton (       )………………………………………..…. Tom Polhill

Anna Rehbinder (c. 1855-1913)………………….…………Megan Sladek

**Script writing help needed and welcome!!

 

2016 Featured Founders

Capt. James Argo (1833-1929)……………………………….Isaac Babcock

George Brantley (1837-1878)………………………………..Gary McCaule

Martha Brock (1829 – 1897)………………………………..Megan Sladek

Mary Foster (1837-1916)……………………………….……..Emily Schenk

Robert E. “Bob” King (1892-1942)………………………….Bob Putnam

George Means (1916-2005)…………………………..…………Rich Sloane

C.S. Lee (1892-1991)……………………………………..………..Rex Clonts

Dot Courier (1916-2006)…………………………….………..Desta Horner

Novella Ragsdale (1917-2002)…………………..…………Charlene Davis

George Wheeler (1884-1980)………………………………Stacie Webster

Founding Friends

C.R. Clonts…………………………………………………….…………Jeff Evans

Arthur Partin…………………………………….…………………..Rob Sessions

Eugene Olliff……………………………………………………Ralph Betancourt

Mae Eason King (1897-1994)……………………………….Sara Bresnahan

 

2015 Featured Founders

Prince Butler Boston (c. 1855)………………………………..Nelson Tawasha

Dorothy Courier (1916 – 2006)…………………………………. Desta Horner

Lee Gary (1901-1977)………………………………………………… Rich Sloane

Ella Gould (c. 1920)……………………………………………………JB Bailey

Mae Eason King (1897-1994)…………………………….. Sarah Bresnahan

Henry Foster (1821-1910)………………………………………….. John Evans

Laura Lee (c. 1850-1940)……………………………………………..Susan Juge

& Annie Lee (her daughter)………………………………………… Marie Juge

Lewis Thornton Powell (d. 1865)……………………………… Isaac Babcock

B.F. Wheeler, Sr. (1878-1954)………………………………….. Rob Sessions

John Womble (1838-1911)…………………………………….Ralph Betancourt

Founding Friends

Captain James Argo………………………………………………………Tom Polhill

Robert Floyd King (1892-1942)……………………………………..Bob Putnam

Mary Foster (1837-1916)…………………………………………….Emily Schenck

 

Featured Founders of 2014

Martha Brock (1829-1897)…………………………………………………………. Sarah Bresnahan

George H. Browne (c. 1851)…………………………………………………Dominic Persampiere

Edith Edwards Mead (1852-1927)………………………………………………….Emily Schenck

Ruby Estes (1906-2000)……………………………………………………………. Emma Reichert

John Evans (1913-1982)……………………………………………………………………. Jeff Evans

William W. Lee (1869-1905)…………………………………………………… Ralph Betancourt

Nan Parker (1908-1966)………………………………………………………………..Dora Thomas

Louisa Stewart (c. 1865-1950)………………………………………………………..Gracia Miller

Dr. Edward Stoner & patient…………………………………………………… Derrick Harrison

Oliver P. Swope (1875-1959)…………………………………………………………. Rob Sessions

Founding Friends of 2014

Mary Alice Aulin (1904 –1993)……………………………………………………. Stacie Webster

George C. Brantley (b. circa 1830)……………………………………………………. Bob Shaffer

Dorothy Courier (1916 – 2006)……………………………………………………….Desta Horner

Clara Mariner…………………………………………………………………………….. Charlene Davis

Theodore Mead (1852-*)…………………………………………………………………. Bob Putnam

B.G. Smith (1871-1952)……………………………………………………………… Tom Willoughby

 

Featured Founders of 2013 

Katarina Duda (1874-1934)…………………………………………. Chris Reid

George Gould (c. 1891-c. 1940)……………………………… Nelson Tawasha

Narcissa Lawton (1817-1883)………………………………. Myriam Gutstein

Charles Mariner (1877-1927)…………………………………….. Bob Putnam

George Means (1916-2005)………………………………………….. Jeff Evans

Steen Nelson (1862-1956)…………………………….. Dominic Persampiere

Anna Rehbinder (c. 1855-1913)………………………………. Lisa Burginger

B.G. Smith (1871-1952)……………………………………….. Warren Jennison

Mary Agnes Smith (1890-1978)………………. Tina Calderone / Deb Jepson

George Wheeler (1884-1980)………………………………. Lyndsay Burginger

 

Founding Friends

Andrew Aulin (1843-1918 )………………………………………… Chris Jepson

Novella Ragsdale (1904 -1991)………………………………… Gloria Dunmire

Henry Foster (1821-1910)……………………………. John Horan / Paul Sladek

Mary Foster (1837-1916)……………………………………………. Megan Sladek

Grace Olliff (1894–1986)……………………………………………. Desta Horner

Lewis Thornton Powell (d. 1865)…………………………………. Isaac Babcock

John Womble (1838-1911)………………………………………. Tom Willoughby

Comments are closed