The Common Heart: A Transcendental Revue
Presented by Pontine Theatre
April 26 - May 12, 2013
Pontine Theatre Premieres THE COMMON HEART: A Transcendental Revue 26 April - 12 May, 2013 at their West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St, Portsmouth NH.
This work explores the legacy of the New England Transcendental Movement. Drawing on works by Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, and other denizens of Concord MA during the 1830's and 40's.
Performances are Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4pm, and Sundays at 2pm. There is an additional 8pm performance scheduled for Saturday 27 April.
Tickets are $24 and may be purchased online: www.pontine.org.
The Common Heart tells the story of the rich literary history of Concord, MA. The Common Heart also tells the touching stories of the two utopian communities which were founded upon the ideals of the Transcendentalists. The Common Heart includes storytelling, projected images, toy theatre figures, lyrical movement and music to tell the story of the Transcendentalists. The text is drawn entirely from primary historical sources including the writings of Alcott, Emerson, Hawthorne, Ripley, and Thoreau.