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“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” – Thomas Paine

Freedom doesn’t come with out some costs. For many, that has been paid by their life. Our freedom was first secured by men who were willing to die for it… 64 more words

  • “Now is the seedtime of continental union, faith and honor. The least fracture now, will be like a name engraved with the point of a pin on the tender rind of a young oak; the wound would enlarge with the tree, and posterity read in it full grown characters.” ~Thomas Paine (1776)
Thomas Paine


A centerpiece of THOMAS PAINE IN VIOLENCE is the mysterious “Manchorus” of quick-lipped brown baritones who exist inside Paine’s mind and outside the booth in the control room. 400 more words

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A Healthy Dose of Skepticism

Standing on the back of a wagon filled with jars of oil that gleam a golden green in the hot sun, a man cries out to unwary passers-by. 1,037 more words


Liberty and Government

I’ve been thinking a lot about the intersection of liberty and government lately. It seems the discourse in the United States is often about making government smaller so people have more liberties or to make government larger so as to insure a possible equal access to liberties. 2,057 more words


The Inspiration: Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine was one of America’s Founding Fathers, a philosopher, political activist and revolutionary……and the inspiration for this show. Here’s a timeline and biography of the central figure of THOMAS PAINE IN VIOLENCE. 1,116 more words

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The Spirit of Thomas Paine: Joan La Barbara

The Spirit of Thomas Paine is played by the prolific Joan La Barbara, who is as known for her incredible composing and vocal techniques in addition to her career as an actor.  371 more words

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