Reviews


“Rich in its offering of the love Muir shared with the earth, ‘Tramp’ is an elegant and inspiring portrayal of America’s preeminent conservationist.” — David Brower

“(Stetson’s) stimulating performance builds the character with remarkable sensitivity, from his strong yet gentle voice to the boyish gleam in his eye, providing a rare opportunity for a personal glimpse of this legendary man.” — Yosemite

“An acting tour de force, he flows with the torrent of word pictures, surfacing brief memories of childhood and family life, but always returning to the currents and eddies that make up his love for the wilderness.” — Hawaii

“Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain, James Whitmore as Will Rodgers, Julie Harris as Emily Dickerson, and now – in keeping with the burgeoning American interest in nature – Lee Stetson as John Muir.” — San Francisco

“This veteran actor makes us believe so deeply in Muir that we too begin thinking of the plants and trees and wildlife as people. Stetson has done as much or more to acquaint Americans with one of its most remarkable sons than Muir himself in all his writings.”  Chico

 “…a charming zestful performance, full of great thoughts throughout…. “ — Bishop

“His description of his 100 foot climb to the top of a Douglas fir in the midst of a bracing wind storm had his guests collectively gasp, feeling almost as breathless and windblown as the aged storyteller himself.” — Iowa

 “Even in the shadow of Muir’s own eloquence Stetson’s writing skills are evident (as are his acting skills) showing us how a human being as unique and remarkable as John Muir takes shape, not only his motivations, but the sources of his motivations. The people who really need to see it, most of our politicians and all of our developers, probably won’t be interested. This is why, in ancient Greece, not to attend the theatre was a criminal offense.” — Hawaii

“The humor, spirit, and message of Muir soar on in this good, honest one-man show. Before seeing Lee Stetson, I didn’t think anyone could successfully impersonate John Muir. Last summer in Yosemite, I attended three performances in a row and all were spellbinding. Each night men and women were so affected they wept unashamedly.” — Palo Alto