Pound (Triumvirate Artists)
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Pound (Triumvirate Artists)
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Pound (Triumvirate Artists) NYC Reviews and Tickets

69%
(13 Reviews)
Positive
61%
Mixed
31%
Negative
8%
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.

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Member Reviews (13)

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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.

75
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 Read more

65
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.

65
Ambitious, Disappointing, Great acting, Slow, Resonant

See it if see notes

Don't see it if see notes Read more

78
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

69
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. Read more

50
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.

70
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). Read more

Critic Reviews (2)

Theatre is Easy
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’s talents, O’Leary’s play comes up a bit short. I had a hard time investing in the story because I didn’t care enough about the characters’ objectives.”
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Front Row Center
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 going back to the salons of the renaissance designed around the importance of art that then ask what is more important than art...The acting is excellent throughout."
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