||Dramatic arts professor in Thoreau production to air on PBS
RELEASED: April 2, 2009
DANVILLE, KY—Tony Haigh, Centre professor of dramatic arts, plays the part of Jason in an upcoming nationally televised production of Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau. The original story, written by folksinger Michael Johnathon, will air locally on KET-1 on Tuesday, April 21 at 9 p.m.
The film begins with a documentary on Henry David Thoreau's life, followed by a live-audience production of the Walden play filmed at the historic Opera House in Lexington, Ky. The date of the film's debut coincides with Earth Day and will also be broadcast on public radio stations nationwide.
During Walden, the dialogue between Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson is culled from their actual literary works. Joshua is one of two fictional characters created to offer a common and often humorous perspective on the sometimes overly intellectual musings of Thoreau and Emerson.
Click here to see a clip of Haigh's performance in Walden.
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