Crater Drama presents a poignant drama, “The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail” by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
“‘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.”
Time is awash in this jail cell. We are not trapped in happenings past, but are concerned about the NOW THOREAU-the explosive spirit who addressed himself to the perils of our time with more power and clarity than most angry young men writing now about NOW.
Director Matthew Reynolds said, “Not only did Henry David Thoreau give us thought provoking writing he also inspired Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi. He was a man way ahead of his time, or have we just not changed as much as we think we have as a race of beings?”
Shows are November 12th through Saturday November 15th, all shows at 7pm. At the Crater Performing Arts Center 655 N Third St. Central Point.
Students and seniors $5- Adults $7-For directions and more information, go to www.southernoregonvenue.com. Supporting our students to help our community grow!
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