Libertaire: The untold story of the fight for the Statue of Liberty

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TARPON SPRINGS — Elizabeth Indianos — artist, professor at St. Petersburg College’s Tarpon Springs campus, and award-winning screenwriter — is about to tell Lady Liberty’s backstory for the very first time.

Her newest play, Libertaire, takes to the stage at the Tarpon Springs Performing Art Center, May 11-13.

In it, she unveils the true story of Lady Liberty, revealing that our treasured symbol of freedom almost didn’t make it to our shores. The play revolves around the lives of two men:

French artist, Auguste Bartholdi, who was obsessed with giving a 151- foot tall statue to an America that treated him rudely, and Joseph Pulitzer, an American journalist and publisher that crowdfunded the cause in a newspaper campaign.

The play is the stage version of an award-winning screenplay by Indianos which is currently being shopped around in Hollywood.

 

Libertaire, the world premier by playwright Elizabeth Indianos
Composed by Michael Amish; directed by Lianne McDonnell-Kruger
When: May 11-13 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St.
Tickets: General: $25 / Groups (10+): $24 / Tarpon Arts Members & Students: $23.
www.tarponarts.org or call (727) 942- 5605

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