Pound

Pound

Triumvirate Artists presents Pound - a new play by Sean O'Leary, directed by Kathleen Butler and starring multiple Emmy Award-winning actor Christopher Lloyd as Ezra Pound.

Performances are staged at the Lion Theatre within the Theatre Row complex.

(Photos by Jason Woodruff)

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Running time: 
1hr 30mins (no intermission)
Categories: 
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About Pound:

At rise the overbearing, 73 year-old Ezra Pound is confronted by Mary Polley, a young psychiatrist who aspires to help the man who has been labeled “incurable." Pound dismisses her, as he has so many psychiatrists, but when he learns of his imminent release, he experiences an inexplicable dread that drives him to Mary for help. Mary embarks on a course of treatment that, at first, seems merely peculiar and perhaps justified given the short time in which she has to work. But, soon her techniques become disturbing, visiting extreme guilt upon Pound for a lifetime of manipulation and abuse. Then, after reducing Pound to almost childlike vulnerability, Mary reveals her true purpose. The play, Pound, challenges us with questions about whether words can be as powerful as actions, whether revenge can be just, and, ultimately, whether sanity is possible when we’re made to see the world as it is and not as we would have it.

By:
Sean O’Leary
Producer:
Triumvirate Artists
Director:
Kathleen Butler
Cast list:
Christopher Lloyd (as Ezra Pound), with Kate Abbruzzese, Cynthia Darlow and Redman Maxfield
Pound Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
October 4, 2018
Opening date: 
October 11, 2018
Closes: 
October 28, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday--
Wednesday--
Thursday-8pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday-8pm
Sunday2pm-

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Our Pound Review

Words matter.  If theater reviews were only confined to two words, those would be the two I would use to review the plot, the theme and the controversial subject matter of Pound – a play about the twentieth century expatriate American poet accused of treason - at Theatre Row.