skip to main content columnskip to left navigationskip to horizontal navigation

University News

Theatre to present 'The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail'

JOHNSON CITY – (March 28, 2016) The Department of Communication and Performance at East Tennessee State University will present “The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail” by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee to close its 2015-2016 mainstage season. Performance dates are April 7-9 (Thursday – Saturday) at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 10, at 2 p.m.

The show will be performed in the Bud Frank Theatre on the first floor of Gilbreath Hall.

Written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, “The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail” takes place during one night in 1846 in the Concord, Mass., jail and in the mind, memories and dreams of Henry David Thoreau.

“The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail” features ETSU students Ryan Stapleton, Caroline Denning, Reagan James, Evin McQuistion, Matt L. Edwards, Keith Maultbay, Richard Jackson, Taylor Hutchison, Michael B. Lee, Ryan Leonard, Damon Jennings, Erin Tester, John Bolden, Izaak Potter, Austin Wingate, Grace Arrowood and Trenton Fines.

Bobby Funk, professor of Communication and Performance, is directing “The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail,” with student Kathryn Handzlik as stage manager.

Tickets are $7 for students and $10 for general admission.  To purchase tickets, visit or call 423-439-6524. For accommodations for individuals with disabilities, call 423-439-8346.

# # #

icon for left menu icon for right menu