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WALDEN: The Ballad of Thoreau

New DVD is a two act, one set play about the last two days Henry David Thoreau spent in his cabin at Walden Pond.

The play takes place in September, 1847. Thoreau, a young man of 30, has contemplated his life and his place on this earth for the last two years and two months while living alone in a small cabin he built for $28. His friend and mentor, Ralph Waldo Emerson, gave Henry a small plot of land along the shores of Walden Pond near their home in Concord, Massachusetts to make his intellectual escape.

A failed author, Henry would write in his journals everyday and imagined that, someday, his experience alone in the woods would have meaning and importance. The play is not a biography of Thoreau. It is a conversation and intellectual argument that occurs between two collegues who love and respect each other a great deal. It is a peek into what made Henry a great writer, and the rejection he was facing. It is a play of farewell as Henry leaves the cabin on Walden Pond. Ultimately, it is a play about friendship and loyalty, of believing and supporting a writer, thinker, visionary, and artist who was a generation ahead of his time.

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