The Missing Chapter by Katie Marks & Aoise Stratford is the beloved “headphone walking play” based on Ithaca’s silent film past, produced in collaboration with Wharton Studio Museum with support from Friends of Stewart Park. Its premier in 2018, brought Ithaca’s silent film history back to life in an uniquely immersive setting. The production received a Preservation Award from Historic Ithaca in Spring 2019. This time around, the show was back for one weekend only, October 11-13, 2019. The walks began at the Picnic “Large” Pavilion every 15 minutes.
The Missing Chapter introduces audiences to Wharton Studio heroine Beatrice Fairfax, advice columnist for the lovelorn… and amateur sleuth. As Beatrice solves crime in the heady days of the women’s suffrage movement, we stroll Stewart Park and investigate “missing chapters” in the history of our own community.