HERE Arts Center presents this electronic, psychedelic opera-sermon set in a cosmic radio station in the afterlife of the Thomas Paine, the Founding Father and international activist. More…
In 'Thomas Paine in Violence,' Paine struggles to broadcast a message of economic justice amidst a whirlwind of lightning-quick singing, autotuned shock-jockery, gadgets, voices, instruments, and sonic chaos.
See it if You enjoy performance art or shows that come at you loud and in your face. The performances are full of energy and interesting.
Don't see it if You expect to learn anything about Thomas Paine or experience any of his many profound quotes. This is more about interesting performance.
See it if You really like abstract interpretations of early American philosopher’s work, being confused, and avant-garde theater.
Don't see it if You like shows with coherent threads of plot, shows that serve a purpose beyond fulfilling the randomest of ideas, or that are entertaining.