To Begin the World over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine

photo of actor Ian Ruskin in costume as Tom Paine

Today, the Occupy Movement; at the birth of our country, the revolutionary ideas of Tom Paine.  Explore a world shedding its old skin and looking to new ideas of freedom, democracy, and above all, justice and equality.

A one-man play featuring actor Ian Ruskin. Ruskin is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He guest starred on Murder She Wrote and MacGuyver before returning to his theater roots with a one-man play about Harry Bridges. To Begin the World Over Again brings humanity to a historical figure, and focuses on Paine's highs and lows.

Cosponsored with the Labor Education and Research Center. Other sponsors include ACLU of Oregon, UO History Department, UO Theater Department, Oregon Humanities Center, and Lane County Labor Council.