Genre: Drama, Festival, Solo Performance
Written and Directed by William Roetzheim, Artistic Director Alix Steel

The poet Ezra Pound was a key figure in the birth of modernism at the start of the twentieth century, and an active proponent of the Social Credit economic movement during the depression. Leading up to and during World War II he made radio broadcasts from Italy that were offensive and unpatriotic. He was charged with treason, but ultimately the government avoided a trial by locking him in an insane asylum for twelve years instead. This play gives Ezra Pound the trial that he never had, with the audience as the jury. Ultimately, the play explores the boundaries of free speech in the area between art and politics. You’ll love him, and you’ll hate him, but will you vote to hang him?

Jeff Berg stars as Ezra Pound and six other characters.

About the Company: American International Theater, Inc.

American International Theater, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the idea that theater can be both entertaining and educational. We produce plays, musical, and dance events that leave people thinking well after the performance is over. Our goal with each performance is to stimulate discussion and encourage further exploration of a topic.

Open:   07/20/09
Close:   07/26/09

July 20, 8:30 PM Open
July 21, 6:30 PM
July 22, 5 PM
July 24, 9 PM
July 25, 7 PM
July 26, 4 PM
Theater:   Midtown International Festival Office
Address:   347 W 36th St.
New York, NY 10018
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Company: American International Theater, Inc.         Official Web Site: www.aitheater.org