Thomas-paine-051313

To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine

Elephant Stages' Lillian Theatre (Hollywood, CA)

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12 ratings
4.8 average rating
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50 reviews
12 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

Interesting insightful relevant performance about historical figure in the quest for liberty

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15 reviews
8 stars
attended May 25 2013

Thomas Paine came to life last night and his message is long overdue. I've seen him quoted on billboards in Los Angeles, but knew little about him prior to going to see... continued

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190 reviews
11 stars
attended May 24 2013

Well done; historic characters have lives before and after the major moment that history remembers them for; this show is extremely well acted, informative, and even thought provoking; very fun and interesting night.

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34 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 02 2013

Great show! Who knew Thomas Paine could be so entertaining?! Interesting, educational, and "enlightening." Ian Ruskin gives a fine performance. Highly recommend!

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27 reviews
6 stars
attended May 31 2013

I thought it was very enriching and well done. I would recommend it to everyone who wants to be enlightened and entertained

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17 reviews
13 stars
attended May 31 2013

a great history lesson told with much wit and humor. a must see for those who care about the state of the world

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

Wonderful performance by an actor more interested in conveying his subject than displaying ego. Heart and brain throughout; a teacher in the best sense. Great Q & A... continued

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3 stars
attended May 26 2013

Ian Ruskin delivered a wonderful performance in bringing history to life. Thomas Paine does not receive nearly the amount of recognition he deserves, and I very much... continued

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2 stars
attended May 25 2013

Brilliant show, amazing actor , fun, very contemporary, and educational. Also a great space.

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43 stars
attended May 26 2013

Ian Ruskin was amazing in his portrayal of Thomas Paine!!! I am looking forward to his performance Thursday night as Harry Bridges!!!!

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