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Thoreau at Home

October 13 @ 7:30 pm - October 14 @ 7:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2023

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 22, 2023

| $20 – $45

Written by poet and novelist David Wagoner, it takes us on an immersive, lyrical journey with the influential American naturalist Henry David Thoreau through the environment he grew to think of and care for as his home. Thoreau at Home is performed by Todd Jefferson Moore and directed by Richard E.T. White, with music and sound design by Peter Richards and stage management by Emily Grierson.

Working from Thoreau’s journals, David Wagoner has crafted a vivid portrait of encounters with birds, animals, plants, and weather among the remarkably varied landscapes around Concord, Massachusetts. Thoreau believed that cities were saved, not by the good men in them, but by the forests and swamps around them. He recognized the dangers of an exclusively commercial America and tried to show in all his words and actions, in the whole flavor of his life, a richer alternative.

This play–so timely as we wrestle with the effect the human race has had on the natural world–shows us Thoreau shortly before his early death yet still active in mind and heart, planning the fullest life he could imagine, and finding wonderment in the smallest details of the landscape he called home. Following his path, we are invited to reconsider our own relationship to nature through his clear, informed vision.

Friday, October 13 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 14 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 15 | 2:00 PM
Friday, October 20 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 21 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 22 | 2:00 PM
Friday, October 27 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, October 28 | 7:30 PM

Evening tickets available:
WICA Star: $45
Standard: $30
by request to box office: $20

Matinee tickets available:
WICA Star: $35
Standard: $25
by request to box office: $20


October 13 @ 7:30 pm
October 14 @ 7:30 pm
$20 – $45


Whidbey Island Center For The Arts
(360) 221-8262


565 Camano Ave
Langley, WA 98260 United States
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800.638.7631 or 360.221.8268

Whidbey and Camano Islands