HSU Theatre features Thoreau

Sept. 28, 2012


Henderson State University Theatre is currently presenting performances of The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. The play opened on Sept. 27, and performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 27, 28 and 29, and Oct. 1, 4, 5 and 6.

The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail features the most famous act of civil disobedience in American history and the man who influenced the philosophies of both Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. The story follows the refusal by a young Henry David Thoreau to pay his taxes because he opposed slavery and the war against Mexico in the mid-1840s.

The cast includes: Ramsey Burress of Nashville; Damien Freeman of Sheridan; Jeffrey Gilmore of Fort Worth; Whitney Glover of Texarkana, Texas; Justin Holzknecht of Cabot; LaDarius Jamerson of Fort Smith; Ethan Jones of Texarkana, Texas; Jason Lane Moore of Hot Springs; Evan Park of Lonoke; Sierra Ray of Rochester, Minn.; Holt Robinett of Austin, Texas; Bethany Weed of Clarksville; and DaphneWillis of Hot Springs.

The play is under the direction of Dr. Claudia Beach, director of theatre at Henderson. The design team includes: Christian Dumas of El Dorado, scenery design; Joey Farley of Paragould, lighting; William Henshaw, associate professor of theatre arts, costumes; Claudia Beach, sound and graphics; Samantha Sherman of Hot Springs, make-up and hair; and Tim Lytle, stage manager.

The HSU Theatre Box Office in Arkansas Hall is open for advance ticket sales from 1-4 p.m. All seats are reserved. Admission is $8, or free with an HSU student ID, courtesy of the Student Activities Board.

For more information, or to make reservations, please call 870-230-5291, or email theatre@hsu.edu.
 

 
 
 
 
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