“A Visit from Henry David Thoreau”: A Dramatic Performance by Kevin Radaker

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
First Presbyterian Church, Granville, Ohio


Encounter Henry David Thoreau, America's mid-nineteenth-century apostle of the wilderness, social critic, and political reformer, on the eve of the Civil War.  After his formal presentation, Thoreau will answer questions from the audience, followed by Professor Radaker answering questions about Thoreau.

Dr. Kevin Radaker—Bio


Kevin Radaker is Professor of English at Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana.  Since 1991, he has presented his dramatic portrayal of Thoreau over 400 times throughout the United States. He has performed at colleges, universities, high schools, libraries, conferences, museums, state and national parks.  In addition, his “Thoreau” has been a part of summer Chautauqua tours in the Great Plains states (’91, ’92, ’93), Missouri and Illinois (’97 and ’98), Massachusetts (’98), the Carolinas and New Hampshire (2001), Oklahoma (2003), Maryland (2004), Colorado (2008, 2011), and Ohio (2008, 2014, 2015).  In 2009, as part of the “John Brown and New England” program, he offered his “Thoreau” on the 150th anniversaries of Thoreau’s spirited defense of John Brown in Concord, Boston, and Worcester, Massachusetts.  In addition, he performed his “Thoreau” at the Thoreau Society Annual Gathering in Concord in 2010 and at the 375th anniversary celebration of the First Parish Church in Concord in 2011.  On October 21 of this year, he will offer his “Thoreau” once again in Concord, this time to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Thoreau’s birth.  For more information and performance reviews, visit www.Thoreaulive.com


Made possible by the Friends of the Granville Public Library and the Granville Foundation