The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail

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What do we do when we think our government has made a mistake?

In 1846 Henry David Thoreau spent the night in jail for refusing to pay his taxes since his money might be used to support slavery or the Mexican-American War. This famous act of civil disobedience resulted in this script, a play about ideas, political and personal, and about each person’s responsibility to ensure independence and democracy.

February 27 and 28 and March 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and March 1 and 8 at 2 p.m.

Fisher Theater - Ames


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Publicity photos and production photos by Patrick Gouran

Poster by Devin Miller

Read about it in Inside Iowa State and the Iowa State Daily!