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Editorial Reviews

American playwright Mark St. Germain’s off-Broadway hit Camping with Henry and Tom is a rollicking narrative inspired by real events. Industrialist Henry Ford and inventor Thomas Edison took annual camping trips together, accompanied by family, friends, and a host of help. In 1921, they invited President Warren G. Harding along. St. Germain devises a zany adventure laced with sparkling conversation and witty repartee. The charismatic Alan Alda, who plays Henry Ford with his usual verve, inspires the cast to deliver magnificent performances.

Publisher's Summary

President Harding wants to be with his mistress. Industrialist Henry Ford wants to be President. And inventor Thomas Edison wonders how the three of them got stuck in the woods together. Inspired by an actual camping trip taken by the three men in 1921, this off-Broadway hit is a hilarious adventure with surprising relevance to today's politics.
(P)1996 L.A. Theatre Works

Critic Reviews

"One of the most entertaining finds of the year!" (In the Groove)

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Camping can be so fun

Alan Alda did a wonderful job playing Henry Ford. This play causes one to think about the leaders we have had in this nation and also some of the motivating factors of some of the early industrialists that thought they had all the answers. Good thing we hae protected from some of these men. This play is very funny and worth a listen.

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  • 07-24-15

brilliant performance

Would you listen to Camping with Henry and Tom again? Why?

Yes I definitely will. The story is intriguing and the performance is brilliant.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Perfect... it couldn't have endearing other way....

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Nuance

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me think, wonder, ponder etc etc etc.