WEST CHESTERFIELD, N.H. -- Mark St. Germain’s "Camping with Henry and Tom," a very smart and very witty, "factional" (fiction based on fact) play continues through Sept. 29 at the Actors Theatre Playhouse.
Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm. Tickets on Thursdays are $12 ($6 for students); $15 on Fridays ($8 for students); and $15 for all tickets on Saturdays. Reservations are recommended. Contact the box office at 877-666-1855 for reservations and information. Or visit www.Actors-Theatre.info.
Germain drew his inspiration from the fact that Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, for several years during the 1910s and 1920s, took annual camping trips together in western Maryland and Southern Pennsylvania. In 1921, for reasons known only to him, Ford invited President Warren G. Harding to join them. This much is fact. St. Germain has taken this fact and devised a plot where the three men escape their retinues, including the national press in attendance, for a joy ride that gets them all lost in the hills.
The cast includes Bill Pearre as Thomas Edison, Jonny Mack as Henry Ford and Kirk Winchester as Harding. Fred Lee plays Col. Starling who has been tramping through the woods searching for the lost trio.