Les Incomplètes hold a wake in Mount Hermon Cemetery

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

A performer in La Veillée plucks the petals from a bouquet of daisies as she mourns a loved one at Mount Hermon Cemetery.

On the cold, windy, moonlit evening of November 11, a group of brave people entered Mount Hermon Cemetery. There among the tombstones, they encountered performers and empty chairs. For two hours, the local theatre group Les Incomplètes held La Veillée (The Wake), demonstrating the different sides of grief.