The Man in the Newspaper Hat

by Hayley Heaton

directed by Katrin Hilbe

Inspired by Elizabeth Bishop's poem "Visits to St. Elizabeths" (a strange, critical, almost cruel commentary on Pound in the form of a nursery rhyme.), Hayley Heaton's, The Man in the Newspaper Hat, consists of a series of meetings between the poets Ezra Pound and Elizabeth Bishop between 1949 and 1950 at the hospital of St. Elizabeths in Washington DC, where Pound was remanded after having been declared mentally unfit to stand trial for high treason for his broadcasts over Rome Radio during the Second World War. They talk about what makes a good poem, but there is no escaping controversy. Was he mad? A traitor? Or a literary genius deluded?

Performances: 

 3/5/2009 at 8:00pm
 3/6/2009 at 8:00pm
 3/7/2009 at 8:00pm
 3/11/2009 at 8:00pm
 3/12/2009 at 8:00pm
 3/13/2009 at 8:00pm
 3/14/2009 at 8:00pm
 3/22/2009 at 2:00pm
 3/23/2009 at 8:00pm
 3/24/2009 at 8:00pm
 3/25/2009 at 8:00pm
 3/29/2009 at 2:00pm
 3/30/2009 at 8:00pm
 3/31/2009 at 8:00pm
 4/1/2009 at 8:00pm

Theatre/Venue 45th Street Theatre Upstairs 

354 W. 45th Street, 2nd Fl.  New York

Phone Number for Reservations 212-352 3101 
Website for reservations www.theatermania.com  
Running time 1hr. 0min. 

 

Producing Organization: ManyTracks  
Website www.manytracks.org  
username:
password:
 
Join the community!
Forgot your password?