The Time of Our Lies

The Time of Our Lies

Park Theatre · 30 JUL - 10 AUG

Howard Zinn was an American historian, professor and social activist, widely considered one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century.

Overview

His book, A People’s History of the United States, has sold two million copies and become required reading in schools worldwide.

The Time of Our Lies explores Zinn’s personal history, including being a soldier who dropped bombs on Rouen, France in WWll. This fateful moment troubled him for the rest of his days and shaped the man who would become a moral compass for the United States in ways that are more relevant today than ever before.

This play features songs using Howard’s own words, combined with first-person accounts of war from other soldiers, all juxtaposed against a backdrop of Butoh movement.

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival run was co-produced by Viggo Mortensen and sponsored by Eddie Vedder, Tom Shadyac, Myla Kabat-Zinn, Tim Robbins and was nominated for the Amnesty International “Freedom of Expression” Award (2014).

The Time of Our Lies is a battle cry for democracy, transparency and inclusion in our world - the play embodies Zinn’s battle for social justice and his lifelong struggle against false historical narratives written by those in power that poison the well for true democracy.

Age Recommendation: 12+

Date & time

Opening 30 Jul
Tue 30 Jul - Sat 10 Aug, 3pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 1 hr 40 mins

Venue

Park Theatre
Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park N4 3JP London, UK · Get Directions
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