The Man in the Newspaper Hat – 2011
Performed: - 1214 10th Ave, Seattle, Aug 09, 2022
Poets are not nice people. No artist is, really. They use the world and the people in it as fodder for their work. The Man in the Newspaper Hat, inspired by Elizabeth Bishop’s poem “Visits to St. Elizabeths”, is a fictional dramatization of the meetings between two polar opposite artistic temperaments, grandiose and infamous Ezra Pound and poets’-poet Elizabeth Bishop.
After a Showcase run in 2009 in NYC, ManyTracks co-produced this new version of the script in Seattle, together with Theatre Lexicon and the Eclectic Theatre Company. With local cast and talent we presented The Man in the Newspaper Hat for a run of five weeks.
Elizabeth Bishop: Lisa Keeton
Ezra Pound: David S. Klein
All photos by: Michael Rogers.