Interview with local playwright about Tom Payne's Bones. Performing in Portland
Tom Payne was the author of Common Sense and a founder of the anti-slavery society. He was an Elite in early American society who turned against the ruling class.
Interview by Emma Lugo.
About the play:
"Thomas Paine's sacrifices and successes inspire today’s Americans in their time of need. The 79-minute solo performance of Tom Paine’s Bones, runs February 18-20, Saturday at 7:00 PM, Sunday and Monday at 3 PM. Tickets are $20, in advance and if available at the door.
Our actor is Marty Beaudet who performs in regional movies filmed throughout the Pacific Northwest. From there, the show travels the country. The well-received script is by playwright Jeffery Smith, an independent researcher, and author. The Producer is Marc Koller, an author, and former Congressional Candidate.
Tom Paine is the one who named the new nation, “the United States of America”, as he led the campaign for the rights of all. Paine wrote the law abolishing slavery in Pennsylvania, the first state to do so.
The life of Thomas Paine could be, and likely will become a Hollywood movie. Our story tells his exploits in war and politics to reveal his idealism. Author of the first best seller in English, Common Sense, and a celebrity who arose from the working class, alongside friends Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, and others." (Promo Copy)