[Seth-Trips] Sacco and Vanzetti: A Vaudeville

Seth David Schoen schoen at loyalty.org
Mon May 14 19:09:33 PDT 2001

The modern anarchist movement generally thinks that Sacco and Vanzetti
were framed because of their political beliefs; they are very
interesting characters.  Today, their innocence has a fair amount of
political support -- there's a holiday, Sacco and Vanzetti Day, which
is August 23, and was established by former Mass. Gov. Michael Dukakis
(you might have heard of him).

Their speeches in court have become very famous:


Today in Berkeley, I saw a poster for the following performance:


   Sacco and Vanzetti: A Vaudeville
   By Louis Lippa
   Director to be announced
   May 3 - 27, 2001
   On August 23, 1927, two immigrant Italian anarchists, Nicola Sacco and
   Bartolomeo Vanzetti were put to death for the robbery and murder of a
   payroll master and his guard in South Braintree, Massachusetts. A
   complex and politically charged case, the trial, appeals and ultimate
   execution spanned seven years and attracted worldwide attention. The
   case called into question the integrity of the entire American justice
   system. Throughout their seven-year ordeal, Sacco and Vanzetti
   demonstrated extraordinary dignity and eloquence, speaking out many
   times to profess their innocence. In this "vaudeville" rendition,
   accompanied by piano, Sacco and Vanzetti play all the heroes and
   villains, proving that truth is indeed stranger than fiction.

I'd like to go; would anybody like to come, and when?  This is at the
Marin Theatre Company in Mill Valley.

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