THEATER AND DANCE

The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail

Henry Thoreau demands to be arrested by Sam Staples in the play, &quotThe Night Thoreau Spent in Jail." The cast of Theater at the Union Street Brick Church left to right: Scott Weeks, Dylan Brennan, Dennis Hamrick, Nicholas Flanzala, Kelly Nelson-Santiago, Sara Weeks, Heidi Ravenscraft, Macey Jennings, Ivan Flanzala, and Stephan Metropolous.
Henry Thoreau demands to be arrested by Sam Staples in the play, "The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail." The cast of Theater at the Union Street Brick Church left to right: Scott Weeks, Dylan Brennan, Dennis Hamrick, Nicholas Flanzala, Kelly Nelson-Santiago, Sara Weeks, Heidi Ravenscraft, Macey Jennings, Ivan Flanzala, and Stephan Metropolous.
Posted Nov. 08, 2012, at 12:36 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 08, 2012, at 1:34 p.m.

Friday, November 16 to Sunday, November 18, 2012; 7:08 p.m. to 3:09 p.m.

Location: The Union Street Brick Church, 126 Union Street, Bangor, Maine

Contact: Charlene Kent; 207-945-9798

Website: facebook.com/unionstreetbrickchurch

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of Henry David Thoreau, the theater at the Union Street Brick Church is presenting the play “The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail.” The play follows Thoreau’s life from a jail cell, where he was placed for not his paying his taxes to protest the Mexican-American War. First performed in 1970 the play was described by George Oppenheimer of “Newsday” as “a superior play, a literary work as well as a theatrical experience…” Other works by the authors, Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, include: “Inherit the Wind, “Mame”, “The Gang’s All Here,” and “Shangri La.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thoreau’s mentor, was pastor of the Union Street Brick Church in Bangor in the mid-1800s. No admission charge and refreshments are served. For information 945-9798.

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