The American Legacy
Metropolitan Playhouse
The American Legacy

220 East Fourth Street ~ New York, New York 10009
Office: 212 995 8410 ~ Tickets: 212 995 5302

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Year One
February 29 -
March 30

Year One of the Empire

by Elinor Fuchs and Joyce Antler

The dream: to liberate a foreign land from a dictatorial oppressor.  The result: brutal resistance abroad and a divided people at home.  Itís 1899.  The all-but-forgotten war in the Philippines changed America from an isolationist infant to a hegemonic world power.  With humor and horror,  drawn entirely from historical documents, this is the story of a noble ideal's descent into the real world. By noted scholar Elinor Fuchs and historian Joyce Antler.

Directed by Alex Roe

Stage Managed by Livia Hill
Costume Design by Megan Ann Richardson
Sound and Music by Ryan Homsey

Michael Durkin*, Jeanmarie Esposito*, David Patrick Ford*, Sam Gordon*, Michael Hardart*, Gregory Jones*, Mikel Sarah Lambert*, Oliva Lawrence*, J. M. McDonough*, Brian Richardson*, and John Tobias*.

* Denotes members of Actors Equity Association.
Year One of The Empire is an AEA approved showcase

Talk Backs every Sunday
with Elinor Fuchs, Joyce Antler, Alex Roe and:

Sunday, March 9:
- Marilyn Young, Professor of History at NYU

Sunday, March 16:
-Martin Duberman, American historian and playwright

Sunday, March 23:
- Randy Gener, senior editor of American Theatre magazine

Sunday, March 30:
Moderated by Carol Martin, Associate Professor of Drama at NYU
- Paul Kramer, Associate Professor of History at the University of Iowa
- Thomas Brinson facilitator, Long Island Veterans For Peace, Chapter 138

For more information on the Post Show Talkbacks as well as the Special Panel talk, please click here.
Special Event
Monday, March 10 at 6:30pm:
Martin E. Segal Theatre at CUNY (365 Fifth Avenue) hosts a
FREE panel discussion and a performance of scenes from

Panelists Include:
Elinor Fuchs, CoAuthor of Year One of the Empire
Joyce Antler,
CoAuthor of Year One of the Empire
Alex Roe, Director of Year One of the Empire
David Nasaw, Professor of American History
Neil Smith, Professor of Anthropology and Geography

Moderated By
Alisa Solomon
Director of the Arts and Culture Program at
Columbia School of Journalism.

Year One of the Empire Information

The Water Cure
Debating Torture- a century ago
- by Paul Kramer,
New Yorker, Feb. 25th, 2008

Year One of the Empire
Actors' and Staff Bios