The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail

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When and Where:
Friday, November 8, 2013 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
at Oaklandon Civic Theatre

6450 Oaklandon Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46236

The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail

$12 - click on link below for reservations; can also purchase at door

Event Description:

Additional Play Performance Dates:
Saturday, November 2, 8:00-10:30 PM
Sunday, November 3, 2:00-4:30 PM
Friday, November 8, 8:00-10:30 PM
Saturday, November 9, 8:00-10:30 PM

“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.

Immediately after the play, David Wing will be facilitating an audience discussion on taking risks and the consequences of doing so. Make sure to save room for dessert as “Bonnie’s Café” will provide a theme-oriented intermission.

Tickets are $12/person.
To accommodate food and parking planning, reservations are appreciated. Reservations can be made online or by calling 317-823-4761 ext. 4.

Presented by Oaklandon Civic Theatre and Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. 317-823-4761 or

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