Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd to star as Literary Legend Ezra Pound at Theatre Row

Pound is set to play a limited engagement at Theatre Row from October 4 to 28, 2018.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Drama Desk and Three-time Emmy Award winner Christopher Lloyd is set to return to the New York stage and portray literary legend Ezra Pound in a new play this October. Triumvirate Artists presents Pound, written by Sean O'Leary and directed by Kathleen Butler, which is set to play a limited engagement at Theatre Row's Lion Theatre from October 4 to 28, 2018.

Synopsis: "The play captures Ezra Pound's remaining days at St. Elizabeth's Psychiatric Hospital, where the 73-year-old is confronted by Ann Polley, a young psychiatrist who aspires to help the man who has been labeled "incurable." Pound dismisses her, as he has done with previous psychiatrists, but when he learns of his imminent release, he experiences an inexplicable dread that drives him to Ann for help. Ann 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. However, her techniques soon become disturbing, visiting extreme guilt upon Pound for a lifetime of manipulation and abuse. Then, after reducing Pound to almost childlike vulnerability, Ann reveals her true purpose."

Christopher Lloyd is best known for his iconic Hollywood roles, such as Dr. Emmett Brown in "Back to the Future" (1985), "Back to the Future Part II" (1989), and "Back to the Future Part III" (1990), and as Uncle Fester in "The Addams Family" (1991) and "Addams Family Values" (1993). His other notable screen credits include "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975), his 2-time Emmy Award-winning role as Jim Ignatowski in "Taxi" (1978-1983), "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" (1988), his Emmy Award-winning performance as Alistair Dimple in "Avonlea" (1992), and, more recently, "I Am Not a Serial Killer" (2016).

He has appeared on the Broadway stage in Morning's at Seven in 2002, Happy End in 1977, and Red, White and Maddox in 1969. His off-Broadway credits include Kaspar (winning an Obie and Drama Desk Award), The SeagullMacbethIn the Boom Boom RoomCracksTwelfth NightTrumbo: Red, White and Blacklisted, and The Caucasian Chalk Circle.

Additional casting and creative team information for Pound will be announced at a later date.

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