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The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail

Presented by Archbishop Hoban High School at Archbishop Hoban High School, Akron OH

Nov 04 - 07 2015
The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail

Show Dates and Times Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. in Barry Gym Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. in Barry Gym Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Barry Gym Ticket Information Tickets go on sale online Oct. 26 at www.hobantheatre.org. Tickets will also be sold at the door. $7 for adults at the door and online $5 for senior adults and students at the door and online Free admission with your activity pass

Produced around the country under the American Playwrights Theatre program, this drama’s message of civil disobedience resonates today. The play, by Robert Edwin Lee and Jerome Lawrence, opens with Henry David Thoreau in jail for refusing to pay taxes. He objects to supporting a government that is conducting a war of aggression in Mexico. Thoreau is philosophical, funny and defiant in this play. His friend and mentor, Ralph Waldo Emerson, visits him in jail, where the Harvard-educated Thoreau befriends his cellmate. Scenes portray his return from college, where he idolized Emerson, his attempt to establish a transcendentalist school, his career as a handyman and tutor in Emerson’s household and his romance. The play has its laugh-out-loud moments despite Thoreau’s serious dilemma. You’ll find out how Thoreau gets out of jail, but only after a night when he experiences a grotesque dream in which the characters take up guises in a mortal assault on Mexico.

The Night Thoreau Spent

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ADMISSION INFO

Show Dates and Times
Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. in Barry Gym
Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. in Barry Gym
Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Barry Gym
Ticket Information

Tickets go on sale online Oct. 26 at www.hobantheatre.org. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

$7 for adults at the door and online
$5 for senior adults and students at the door and online
Free admission with your activity pass

Contact: 3307736658

Email: kwitkowskir@hoban.org

    Official Website

INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

Additional time info:

The performance will take place in the Barry Gym

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Archbishop Hoban High School

1 Holy Cross Blvd, Akron, OH 44306

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    • Wheelchair Access

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