THE NIGHT THOREAU SPENT IN JAIL

MARCH 27 - APRIL 11

Written by Robert E. Lee, Jerome Lawrence

Directed by Tom Frascatore

Produced by Laurie Devino

Based on the early life of main character Henry David Thoreau, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail follows the events leading up to the night Thoreau spent in a Concord, Massachusetts jail after refusing to pay a poll tax which he thought would pay for a war he opposed. Speaking to today's concerns, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail is a story of trying times, civil disobedience, unwanted war, and man vs. nature.

TICKET RATES

ADULT

$25

SENIOR

$20

STUDENT

$20

SHOW DATES & TIMES

MAR. 27

8 PM

MAR. 28

8 PM

MAR. 29

2 PM

APR. 3

8 PM

APR. 4

8 PM

APR. 5

2 PM

APR. 10

8 PM

APR. 11

8 PM

THE CAST

James Weeks is a NY-based actor and writer, and very excited to be appearing again to Holmdel Theatre Company.

 

At Holmdel: Much Ado About Nothing.

 

NY: Spinoza’s Ethics (Theatre for a New City).

 

LA: The Lion in Winter (Sierra Madre Playhouse), Cymbeline (Theatrum Elysium), The Lady’s Not for Burning (workshop, Fountain Theatre).

 

Regional: How It Really Happens (Philly Fringe/T-Squared Productions).

 

Film: Dirty LaundryCasey Visits LA.

 

MA, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama; BA, Kenyon College.

JAMES WEEKS*

Henry David Thoreau

Jon Heron is a versatile actor, singer, and director who has appeared in many theaters in Central NJ (Yes, there is a CNJ!)

 

His most recent roles were Buddy in Follies (Westfield Community Theater) and Alfie Doolittle in My Fair Lady (Playhouse 22).

 

Playing Emerson in this fascinating production is a true delight.  Thanks to Holmdel Theatre Company and Tom Frascatore for including me in this fine cast.

JON HERON

Ralph Waldo Emerson/Deacon Ball

TIMOTHY JANOVSKY is an actor, dancer, writer, choreographer, and comedian. He holds a Bachelor of the Arts in both Theater and Dance from Muhlenberg College. He studied Physical Theater and Commedia dell’Arte abroad at the Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy. Last spring, he starred in the Lehigh Valley premiere of the one-man show Buyer and Cellar (Civic Theatre of Allentown), which received the 14th annual ABE award for “Best Play.”

 

Other credits include: How to Succeed in Business... (Muhlenberg SMT), Cave Canem (PlayPenn Philadelphia), and The Polar Express Train Ride Whippany (Rail Events Productions).

 

He is represented by Bona Fide Artists and his written work is represented by the Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency.

TIMOTHY JANOVSKY

Bailey/John Thoreau

Caitlin is thrilled to be acting in her first Holmdel Theatre Company production—having grown up in this beautiful town—and to be returning to the Duncan Smith Theatre, where she acted in her first-ever production for W.R Satz Middle School in 2007!  She recently appeared as The Photographer in Kodachrome at the Irma Sandrey Theatre.  Favorite past credits include: Felicity in Between the Lines, Sara in Girls in Apartments in Cities, Alice in a staged reading of Alice, and Clown/Muddy Townsperson in Elephant’s Graveyard. Caitlin would like to thank Tom, Marijah, Carrie, and Laurie for their endless support and vision throughout this process, as well as her fellow cast for being wonderful, generous collaborators every day in the room.  She must also thank her friends and parents for encouraging her artistic endeavors as she Constantly Risks Absurdity, and for putting up with her often annoying Thoreau-like rebellion against societal norms.  Much love to Harper Lee Ouano.  Mom and Dad: without you, none of this would be possible. 

CAITLIN OUANO

Lydian/Ellen/Mother/Edward

Arthur is a professional voice-over talent who has done commercials for the NY Red Bulls and the FDNY. He took improv classes with John Swist of QuickThinking Improv in NYC to enhance his VO skills, but it steered him more into the field in acting, landing him a role as Mr. Irving in the independent film Downshift. Other film credits include Holy Fire (Pool Hall Patron) and Marvin in April Again, now on Amazon Prime. He’s appeared in the music videos Ain’t Nothin’ New by Jadakiss featuring Nipsey Hussle (RIP) and That Chicken by Dyme-A-Duzin, as well as an episode of Investigation Discovery’s True Crime with Aphrodite Jones. Previous HTC credits include Of Mice & Men (Crooks) and You Can’t Take It With You (Donald). Other theatre credits: Fences (Troy Maxson), A Soldier’s Story (Sgt. Waters) Radio Golf (Roosevelt Hicks), Death of a Salesman (Ben) Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (John Prentice Sr.) The Meeting (Rashad), Sweat (Brucie & Evan), and as The Homeless Man in the 2019 NJACT Perry Award Original Play Shakespeare's Lost Masterpiece. Arthur is dedicating this production to the memory of Tony White. “Sleep well Wilkie… the stage will miss you.” www.ArthurGregoryPugh.biz / IG: @teamagp

ARTHUR GREGORY PUGH

Sam Staples/Henry Williams

*This actor is appearing courtesy of the Actors Equity Association.

JAMES WEEKS
Henry David Thoreau
JON HERON
Ralph Waldo Emerson/Deacon Ball
TIMOTHY JANOVSKY
Bailey/John Thoreau
CAITLIN OUANO
Lydian/Emily/Mother/Edward
ARTHUR GREGORY PUGH
Sam Staples/Henry Williams

MEET THE DIRECTOR

tom frascatore

Tom has been directing/acting in the shore area for the better part of 5 decades.  By self-definition, a "Director who sometimes acts", Tom enjoys nothing so much as a great cast, a space with which to engage their creativity, and an author's words to guide the journey.

Over the years, Tom has helmed lauded productions for T-Squared Productions, Phoenix Productions, Circle Players, The Chatham Playhouse, Playhouse 22, UCPAC and here, his artistic home, HTC.

Recent projects include:  How it Really Happens (T-Squared Productions-Philadelphia Fringe Festival), Proof (Playhouse 22), The Importance Of Being Earnest (Chatham), Much Ado About Nothing (and 5 more here at HTC), Baked Goods (NYC Sound Bites Festival) as well as numerous staged readings. Upcoming projects include Puzzle Play, a new piece commissioned for T-Squared Productions headed for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this Summer.

In his spare time, Tom teaches (Acting/Directing/Audition technique) and tours with the "The Boomer Boys" Musical Review.