Photographs by Michael Rogers.

November 17 to December 17, 2011

"Like the poem, the play starts out simply and then builds in intensity. Klein nails his character, coming off as cantankerous, brilliant and maniacal."
– Kathie Meyer, Seattle Examiner

"The conversations are mostly about Pound's literary theories and Bishop's attempts to reconcile his great contributions to literature with the mental illness which led him into anti-Semitism, Fascism, and totally destructive behavior. If this sounds boring, it wasn't due to the expert direction and superb acting, especially by David S. Klein, as Pound and Lisa Keeton as Elizabeth Bishop."

"The set designer and director made some very intelligent decisions about how to use the space. Odd Duck is notoriously difficult to work in and very small. "

"Although there was not much action, plot nor psychic movement, the play moves fairly swiftly. The dialogue was witty, the requisite comic timing was present in abundance and it was appropriately short ."
– Marie Bonfils, Drama in the Hood

"The Man in the Newspaper Hat is a fascinating glimpse into the mind of one of America’s most interesting poets and a unique vehicle of introduction to Bishop’s work ."
– Kathie Meyer, Seattle Examiner