May 5

ETB Presents: "The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail"

From site: Experimental Theater Board

Written by Robert E. Lee and Jerome Lawrence Directed by Lee Conrads ('12)

Saturday, May 5th, 2012
8:00 – 10:00 pm / Nourse Little Theater

This event takes place each day from May 3rd, 2012 to May 5th, 2012.

This event occurs on:

  • Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
  • Friday, May 4th, 2012
  • Saturday, May 5th, 2012
"This drama opens with Thoreau in jail for refusing to pay taxes to a government conducting a war of aggression in Mexico, at midpoint shows Emerson visiting him, and ends on the morning of his release. Scenes portray his return from Harvard where he idolized Emerson, his attempt to establish a transcendentalist school, his career as a handyman and tutor in Emerson's household, his romance and his friendship with an illiterate cellmate. The end is a grotesque dream in which the characters take up guises in a mortal assault on Mexico." ~Samuel French

Sponsored by Experimental Theater Board. Contact: Lee H. Conrads, ETB, +1 913 649 0042