A Visit from Henry David Thoreau: A Dramatic Performance by Kevin Radaker

Date(s) - 10/21/17 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: First Parish in Concord

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Encounter Henry David Thoreau, America’s mid-nineteenth-century apostle of the wilderness, social critic, and political dissenter, on the eve of the Civil War. After his dramatic monologue, “Thoreau” will answer questions from the audience, followed by Professor Radaker responding to questions as himself.

Radaker is Professor of English at Anderson University in Indiana, a Thoreau scholar, and accomplished actor. He has presented his dramatic portrayal of Thoreau over 400 times at colleges, universities, libraries, conferences, museums, state and national parks. He performed his “Thoreau” at the 375th anniversary celebration of First Parish in Concord. He has added new material especially for this performance from Thoreau’s sublime essay, “Autumnal Tints.”

Co-sponsored by the Concord Museum, The Thoreau Society, and the Transcendentalism Council of First Parish. Admission: Adults $10, students $5.

For reservations, contact the Concord Museum at http://www.concordmuseum.org/concord-museum-event-registration.php.

For information, call (978) 369-9763, ext. 216.