“The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail”
Written by Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee
“The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail” follows Henry David Thoreau as he recalls memories of how he found himself in prison for not paying taxes. A slew of characters come into play in Thoreau’s life, including Ralph Waldo Emerson and his wife Lydia, the feared and stern Deacon Ball, and Thoreau’s brother John and mother Cynthia. Ruminating on the teachings of this great modern philosopher, this play will leave audiences with a sense of wonder at the character of a man who has been revered for centuries.
In commemoration of Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday, the First Parish Players present Lee & Lawrence’s play, “The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail,” April 21st and 22nd at 7:30 PM at First Parish Unitarian Universalist in Bridgewater. The play follows the early life of Thoreau based on journals and first-hand accounts. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students with ID, and $5 for children. Seats are limited. Tickets available soon.
Directed by Tony Winters, author of “Fireflies” and the new upcoming musical, “Children of the Setting Sun.”