September 10 - October 10, 2008
In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean’s adopted daughter. His world-view shattered, Javert commits suicide, and Valjean at last attains the peace he has sought for so long.
Todd Alan Johnson
"The stage shines with star power...hypnotic...an unforgettable season closer...a visually stunning production with a moving musical score that touches the soul." —Portland Press Herald
"Ogunquit Playhouse’s production is magnificent; the cast is superb!" —York County Coast Star
"...a sensational theatrical experience...the grand finale and crowning glory of the 76th anniversary season!" —The Weekly Sentinel
"Superb!" —York Independent