UW-Green Bay to host Thomas Paine lecture

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will present a performance of Citizen Paine at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the Christie Theatre in the University Union. The event is part of the 25th Anniversary of the Historical Perspectives Lecture Series.

Adam Altman, of the Iron Age Theatre Company in Philadelphia, will perform Citizen Paine. Altman brings Thomas Paine to life in a one-man show illuminating Paine’s vision for freedom, citizenship and social equality.

Paine was considered to be one of the most radical of the American revolutionaries. An author and activist, he wrote the pamphlet “Common Sense” in 1776, and advocated for independence from Britain and a bold new course for America as a free republic.

Altman holds a bachelor’s degree in theatre performance from Seton Hall University. He has also studied acting at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. Altman is a direct descendant of Benjamin Rush, a founding father and friend of Thomas Paine.

The lecture is sponsored by the UW-Green Bay Center for History and Social Change and is part of the Common Theme lecture series on leadership. This lecture is free and open to the public.


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