Les Miserables presented by ACT Theater Company
October 25 - October 27, 2013
This international smash-hit may be the most popular musical in the world; it is definitely the longest running in the world. Featuring well known songs like Do You Hear The People Sing, I Dreamed A Dream, and On My Own, Les Miserables touches on timeless themes including love and redemption, and revolves around social injustice.
In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean's adopted daughter. His world-view shattered, Javert commits suicide, and Valjean at last attains the peace he has sought for so long.