Through December 11, 2016
“It’s a marvel to hear the way the words roll out,” says the illiterate Bailey after listening to the philosophical musings of his young Harvard educated cellmate early in “The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail.” “A marvel” perfectly describes Ensemble Theatre’s eloquent staging of this loquacious, occasionally sanctimonious play originally earmarked for community and collegiate theater productions.
To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's CJN review here.
A well-conceived script gets an excellent production. It is not an escapist theatrical experience filled with laughs and physical movement, but a presentation which will please many due to its philosophical message. It’s a must see for anyone interested in good theatre!
If there was ever a need to see a play, now is the time to see this one. It is a work of truth that will have everyone leaving with a tighter grip of our current state of the country and our place in it. While at time bordering on sensationalism, it manages to rein itself in before the final bow.To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's blog.
The well-performed and slickly directed work frequently feels like a collection of extended Thoreau quotes has been staged, rather than a play with a coherent dramatic arc.
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's blog Rave and Pan
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at Cleveland Scene