This exquisite adaptation of Henry David Thoreau’s classic, Walden, is a full-length evening work featuring Thoreau’s text mounted in a frame of gestural simplicity and direct address. It is the story of an innocent soul, troubled by his times, who retreats to the woods to understand the full meaning and test the validity of the many assumptions about living that society takes for granted. While there he has many adventures and natural encounters and is, in one sense, adopted by the “spirits” of Nature. Learning through his encounter with a mischievous and elusive loon, Henry David Thoreau slowly comes to understand the ultimate frustration and joy of his quest.
William George – one of Pennsylvania’s finest theatre artists, recipient of the coveted Fringe First Award for outstanding new works at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland, awarded the 1995 Pennsylvania Solo Theatre Artist Fellowship, Founder and Ensemble Member of Touchstone Theatre, Bethlehem, PA –