This is the strange yet true story of a man who, at the height of the Cold War, achieved the impossible by uniting America s left and right - in hatred for him. Once a keen communist, he became a McCarthyite supergrass, spent four years testifying wherever and whenever he could get paid to do so, then set the cat among the stoolpigeons by revealing the truth: that he had fabricated almost all his evidence. Set in the late 1960s, the show finds Matusow living in self-imposed exile in England, looking back on a journey that took him from post-war Manhattan to McCarthyite Washington to Lewisburg Penitentiary - and thereafter to a struggle for redemption among the underground art worlds of New York and London.


Author: Robert Cohen
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Archive listings for The Trials of Harvey Matusow

Work type: One person show.


Company Monkeydog Productions. Director Ralf Higgins. Performer Robert Cohen.
27 May 13 to 28 May 13General, Brighton :: V01469193951
listing details L1301433002
18 Sep 11The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter :: V1892701352
listing details L01869547064

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