Poetry in the Struggle for Freedom of Sacco and Vanzetti
created and directed by Paula Panzarella
Thursday, August 23, 2007
5:00 - 7:30 pm
St. Michael's Cathedral, Bishop Marshall Center
260 State Street,
corner of State and Elliott Streets, parking lot off Elliott.
Poetry, music and commentary about immigrant rights, war, labor history and the death penalty are incorporated into this two hour production about Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian immigrant anarchists and labor leaders who were executed by the State of Massachusetts 80 years ago, on August 23, 1927.
Cast: Marlene Buchanan, Joan Cavanagh, Stephen Kobasa, Frank Panzarella, Tony Rosso, Sylvia Forges Ryan, Glenn Stevens, Maggie Testa and Shula Ruth Weinstein. With cello, mandolin and guitar.
Outcry for Justice was previously performed in Connecticut -- in New Haven at New Haven Colony Historical Society, Gateway Community Technical College and Long Wharf Theatre, in Hartford at Trinity College, and in Middletown at the Oddfellows Playhouse. New York City performances were at Theater for the New City and the Brecht Forum. The script is rewritten each time Outcry for Justice is performed to depict the local history, labor relations and immigrant struggles of the 1920s.
Sponsors: Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty Hampden County Chapter, the Springfield Diocese Catholic Charities Agency, the Greater New Haven Labor History Association and the Phoebe Foundation.