Henry David Thoreau was a frequent visitor to the Old Manse, whether it was to visit a friend or work on land as he did in 1842 with the help of to create a vegetable garden for the Hawthornes. On August 28, Brent Ranalli will bring Thoreau back to the Old Manse for an hour-long performance. Thoreau will share tidbits about his writing career, read a few of his favorite pieces, and then invite questions from the audience. Don’t miss your chance to see Thoreau brought to life and to have your questions answered!
Brent Ranalli has been performing as Henry David Thoreau since 2018. He has performed in grade schools and libraries and college classrooms, for Road Scholar and the Thoreau Institute, and at Walden Pond and the Old Manse in Concord. He is a member of SoloTogether, Boston’s association of living history performers. Brent is also an experienced Thoreau scholar; his writings about Thoreau’s life and times and ideas have appeared in the Concord Saunterer, the Thoreau Society Bulletin, TELOSscope, the Fortnightly Review, and Basic Income Studies. Brent serves as editor of the Thoreau Society Bulletin. His website is ThoreauLivingHistory.org.
Advance Registration Requested.