Announcement: Citizen Paine at Romita Auditorium (Ryan Library), Iona College, March 29th, 2012

by Frances A. Chiu

This week, I will be taking part in a panel discussion of William Hollenbach’s Citizen Paine, presented by the Fine and Performing Arts Department of Iona College, the Iona Council for the Arts, and the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies. Judging from some of the clips I’ve seen on Youtube, this looks to be an exciting and insightful production. Here are a few details from

Citizen Paine by William Hollenbach
Directed by John Doyle
Performed by the Iron Age Theatre
Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 pm
Romita Auditorium in Ryan Library
Free Admission
Sponsored by the Fine and Performing Arts Department Theatre Program
Produced by Thomas Donnarumma
Funded through the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies

Adam Altman takes the stage as Thomas Paine and shares Paine’s life and ideas. A voice of rebellion and human decency, Paine gave a vision of what American can be and the way humans can live. Our forgotten Founding Father, a Citizen of the World, may offer some Common Sense to the world today and reinvigorate the promise of America. Iron Age Theatre brings Thomas Paine to the stage in this dynamic one man show illuminating Paine’s vision for freedom, citizenship and social equality through the lens of his amazing life.

Post-performance panel discussion with:

Adam Altman, Citizen Paine, Performer
Gary Berton, President, Paine National Historical Association
Dr. Frances Chiu, Humanities and Social Science Departments, New School University
Professor Alexander Delfini, Philosophy Department, Iona College
John Doyle, Co-Artistic Director of The Iron Age Theatre
Bill Hollenbach, Citizen Paine, Playwright
Karen Thorsen, Award-winning Writer / Filmmaker and Producer / Director of Thomas Paine: Voice of Revolution