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Philadelphia's Off-Broadway ExperienceIron Age Theatre
By Bill Hollenbach
June 9 at 8PM
At The Brecht Forum
as Part of the 913 festival
451 West Street, NY, NY 10014
Adam Altman as Thomas Paine
Directed and Designed by John Doyle
Past Performances Iron Age Theatre is deidcated to intense, passionate, creative, theatre focused on the human condition and social justice and created organically and collaborativly. Iron Age Theatre is A Non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
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Thomas Paine, most radical of the American Revolutionaries, considers his life and philosophy. Our forgotten Founding Father, a Citizen of the World, may offer some Common Sense to the world today and reinvigorate the promise of America. Iron Age Theatre brings Thomas Paine to the stage in this dynamic one man show illuminating Paines vision for Freedom, Citizenship and Social equality through the lens of his amazing life. Commissioned by Iron Age Theatre, the play is written by Bill Hollenbach, noted playwright.
January 2009 The Centre Theater in Norristown PA
January 2009 The City Tavern in Philadelphia.
"Underappreciated rabble-rouser (is there any other kind?) Thomas Paine receives the appreciation denied him in life (1737-1809) and since in William Hollenbach’s gripping one-man tribute, Citizen Paine. While awaiting a court decision on his revoked voting rights -- “denying a man his vote is like denying his soul!” -- Adam Altman as a fiery Paine graces us with his story and views. His pro-freedom, pro-equality passions resonate today: how can we not hear our healthcare debate in “Should America not make itself great by the treatment of its people?” Sadly, we’re still waiting for the Common Sense and Age of Reason (his two famous books) Paine demanded."
LINKS OF INTEREST
AGE OF REASON
THE RIGHTS OF MAN
Another "THE RIGHTS OF MAN"
Much info on Books and Paine
http://www.tompaine.com/ - Progressive News and Information
Paine on Social Justice
Kaye's Thomas Paine and the Promise of America
Fruchtman's Thomas Paine: Apostle of Freedom
Iron Age Theatre is deidcated to intense, passionate, creative, theatre focused on the human condition and social justice and created organically and collaborativly. Iron Age Theatre is A Non-profit 501(c)3 organization.