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.
SHOW DATES & TIMES
*This actor is appearing courtesy of the Actors Equity Association.
Henry David Thoreau
Ralph Waldo Emerson/Deacon Ball
ARTHUR GREGORY PUGH
Sam Staples/Henry Williams
MEET THE DIRECTOR
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.