Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W

Pound (Triumvirate Artists)

From 13 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Slow

About the show

Drama Desk and multiple Emmy Award-winning actor Christopher Lloyd stars as Ezra Pound in this drama about one of the 20th century’s most divisive and profoundly influential literary figures. More…

Fascist, prisoner, immigrant, and struggling with mental illness, poet Ezra Pound wielded words as powerful weapons. The play imagines the final days of Pound's commitment at St. Elizabeth’s Psychiatric Hospital. The 73-year-old Pound finds himself confronted by Ann Polley, a young psychiatrist who aspires to help the man who has been labeled “incurable.” Pound dismisses her, as he has done with previous psychiatrists, but when he learns of his imminent release, he experiences an inexplicable dread that drives him to Ann for help.

1h 30m | Already closed | Theatre Row / Theatre One (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (13)


Great acting, Ambitious, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Slow
Avg Score

Great acting, Funny, Intelligent

See it if If you like Christopher lloyd. He stands well out in this cast. If you like the poet Ezra Pound.

Don't see it if If you dont like the subject matter or Pound. Biased and cursing throughout.

Great acting, Ambitious, Intelligent, Relevant, Slow

See it if Facing treason charges, the bigoted poet is apprehensive to leave hospital; relies on Jewish therapist to save him from himself. Fine cast.

Don't see it if No poetry. Racial slurs. At both performances, the great Lloyd(that voice!) was on book, throwing off the cast, the rhythm, and missing cues

Also Wait until Lloyd settles in. Sir, Pull Down Thy Vanity. On a revisit, ... Read more Read less

Really not ready to be seen. more of a workshop.

See it if You appreciate the story of Ezra Pound the poet. It's very interesting.

Don't see it if You want a finished play.

Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if you want to see a virtuosic performance by Christopher Lloyd supported by good cast. This may have suffered in previews, but it's great now

Don't see it if you're not interested in history or heavy subject matter. A lot of the dialogue is unpleasant to hear, but comes across authentic

I saw it 2nd night still on book, Intelligent, Ambitious, Disappointing

See it if If you dont know who Pound was this really doesn't inform you. But if you do this gives a moment for empathy but ultimately infuriates.

Don't see it if You are offended by noxious 'Pound-isms' about Kykes and Jews... It will be about 20 minutes shorter when Lloyd is off script.

Also The end in which we are shown Pound's, hopefully fictitious, comeupanc... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Disappointing, Great acting, Slow, Resonant

See it if see notes

Don't see it if see notes

Also I went to see the second preview and the director classified it as a w... Read more Read less

Intelligent, Disappointing, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to see Lloyd in person.

Don't see it if you are expecting to be wowed by the subject matter. Sadly, Lloyd is constantly referring to the script in hand. Very distracting.

Lloyd fans will enjoy (we did), Some disturbing dialogue, Good performances, Ambitious / slow / unfinished, Interesting / informative

See it if you'll do your homework on Pound: why is he @ this psychiatric ward in DC for 12yrs? Interesting life, mind, battles w/personal demons, etc.

Don't see it if you don't do the research. If you already know about him, you won't learn anything new (but you'll get to see Christopher Lloyd LIVE).

Also Felt unfinished @ 90min.... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Masterful, Profound, Resonant, Relevant

See it if A profound, well acted play. Hard to follow at times.

Don't see it if If You are looking for a quick moving upbeat theatre experience

Great acting, Great writing, Undercooked

See it if you're curious about Ezra Pound. I knew nothing about him, and was quite intrigued.

Don't see it if you are expecting a 'finished' piece. Unfortunately, this appears to be a work in progress.

Also It's frustrating to sit through a production that is well-written & we... Read more Read less

Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you like... Christopher Lloyd; brilliant performances; history you might not know

Don't see it if you prefer light stories

Ambitious, Great acting, Christopher lloyd is a great actor

See it if You are interested in Ezra Pound. This is well written. Looking around the audience not a head moving

Don't see it if You do not like to hear the word kike. Jew. Lloyd was reading from script. No humor at all.

Banal, Dizzying, Insipid, Slow, Overrated

See it if You had better be a Christopher Lloyd fan.

Don't see it if Lloyd did not know his lines read from the book. I think he is to old to memorize them. The premise rapidly becomes absurd and grating.

Also IT IS NOT true at all. A polemic. Only saving grace is Lloyd acting li... Read more Read less

October 16th, 2018
“Christopher Lloyd does not disappoint: his presence is arresting, and his masterful yet effortless use of language brings to life Pound’s bullheaded stubbornness and raging passion...Abbruzzese’s performance as the psychiatrist is just as captivating...Unfortunately, without Lloyd and Abbruzzese...
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October 17th, 2018
"'Pound' is dismissive, jocular, arrogant, and entertaining by turns. He has made a world for himself out of his hospital confines...The heart of the play is in the conversations that take place between the young psychiatrist and her renowned patient...These conversations bring up age-old debates...
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