Oaklandon Civic Theatre Presents THE NIGHT THOREAU SPENT IN JAIL November 2-16
"If the law is of such a nature that it requires you to be an agent of injustice to another, then I say break the law." So wrote the young Henry David Thoreau in 1849. Three years earlier, Thoreau had put his belief into action and refused to pay taxes because of the United States government's involvement in the Mexican War which Thoreau firmly believed was unjust. For his daring and unprecedented act of protest, he was thrown in jail. The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail is a celebrated dramatic presentation of this famous act of civil disobedience and its consequences. The play's poignant, lively, and accessible scenes offer a compelling exploration of Thoreau's philosophy and life.
As a partner in the 2013 Spirit & Place Festival, Oaklandon Civic Theatre (6450 Oaklandon Road, Indianapolis, IN 46236), collaborating with the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, is proud to present this play for six performances - Saturday, November 2, Sunday, November 3, Friday, November 8, Saturday, November 9, Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 PM; the Sunday matinee is at 2 PM. Please note that these dates vary from our usual schedule to coordinate with Festival events. An audience talkback will be presented after the first four performances to explore the concept of "risk," the theme of the 2013 Festival.
Tickets are $12 each and can be reserved by calling 317-823-4761, ext. 4, or online atoaklandoncivictheatre.org. And make sure to save room for dessert as "Bonnie's Café" will provide a theme oriented intermission.