Emmy-winning stage and screen actor Christopher Lloyd will return to the role of poet Ezra Pound in an upcoming Off-Broadway production of Sean O’Leary’s Pound, directed by Kathleen Butler. The Back to the Future, Taxi, and Addams Family actor played the title role in a reading of the play at The Vineyard Theatre last fall, also helmed by Butler.
Pound will begin performances October 11 at The Lion Theatre on Theatre Row in a production from Triumvirate Artists. The limited run is scheduled through October 28, with further casting to be announced.
The play imagines Pound's final days at St. Elizabeths psychiatric hospital, where the previously dominant figure retreated into himself and into a period of silence. The American poet was labeled "incurable" after being charged with treason and remanded to the hospital, where he lived from 1945 until 1958.
In addition to numerous on-screen roles, Lloyd was seen Off-Broadway in Classic Stage Company's 2013 production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle, as well as on Broadway in Morning's at Seven (2002).
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