‘Thomas Paine’ actor to visit Wednesday for Historical Perspectives event

Please note: This post corrects an earlier version that mis-stated the performance’s day of the week.

UW-Green Bay’s Historical Perspectives Lecture Series will begin its 2014-15 season next Wednesday (Oct. 8) with a 2:15 p.m. performance in the Union’s Christie Theatre of the program To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine. Dramatist and actor Ian Ruskin has brought his self-written Paine production to audiences across the country before presenting at UW-Green Bay — which is home, of course, to one of the academy’s preeminent Paine scholars in Prof. Harvey J. Kaye of Democracy and Justice Studies. Ruskin, who has worked in film and television and trained at the Royal Academy in London, references influential writings of the Revolutionary War Era firebrand including Common Sense, Rights of Man, and The Age of Reason. Admission is free and open to the public.

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