Philadelphia's Off-Broadway Experience

Iron Age Theatre
Presents

Citizen Paine
By Bill Hollenbach
World Premier
June 9 at 8PM

At The Brecht Forum
as Part of the 913 festival
451 West Street, NY, NY 10014

with
Adam Altman as Thomas Paine

610-279-1013

Directed and Designed by John Doyle
610-279-1013
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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.

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Past Performances
January 2009 The Centre Theater in Norristown PA
January 2009 The City Tavern in Philadelphia.

REVIEWS

"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."
Mark Cofta
The Citypaper


LINKS OF INTEREST

ONLINE TEXTS
COMMON SENSE
AGE OF REASON
AGRARIAN JUSTICE
THE RIGHTS OF MAN
THE CRISIS
Another "THE RIGHTS OF MAN"

ANALYSIS
COMMON SENSE
The Crisis
Much info on Books and Paine

OTHER MATERIAL
http://www.tompaine.com/ - Progressive News and Information
Paine Biography
Paine on Social Justice
A Timeline
Another Biography
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.