How It Is Productions in association with Park Theatre present

The Time Of Our Lies

By Bianca Bagatourian

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Directed by Ché Walker
Cast includes: Martina Laird, Alvaro Flores, Lanna Joffrey, Jessye Romeo, Trang Le, Claire Lebowitz-King.

The role of Howard Zinn will be played by Martina Laird.

★★★★ WhatsOnStage “It makes for a thought-provoking watch”

★★★★ BroadwayWorld “Bagatourian's dramatisation is poignant”

★★★★ The Upcoming “A scathing indictment of political inactivity”

★★★★ The Stage “A clarion call”

★★★★ Spy in the Stalls “Do yourself a favour and go”

★★★★ Dress Circle Antics “An incredibly powerful piece of theatre”

★★★★ LondonTheatre1 “Zinn’s warnings have more relevance now”

Howard Zinn was an American historian, professor and social activist, widely considered one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century. His book, A People’s History of the United States, has sold two million copies and is read in schools throughout the U.S. 


The Time Of Our Lies explores Zinn’s personal history, including being a soldier who dropped bombs on Royan, France in WWll. This fateful moment troubled him for the rest of his days and shaped the man who would become a moral compass for the United States in ways that are more relevant today than ever before. 

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival run was co-produced by Viggo Mortensen and sponsored by Eddie Vedder, Tom Shadyac, Myla Kabat-Zinn, Tim Robbins and was nominated for the Amnesty International “Freedom of Expression” Award (2014). The London production is sponsored by Eddie Vedder, Susan Sarandon, Diane Lane and Myla Kabat-Zinn.

The Time Of Our Lies is a battle cry for democracy, transparency, and inclusion. The play embodies Zinn’s battle for social justice and his lifelong struggle against false historical narratives written by those in power that poison the well for true democracy.

There will be a post-show talk back with Terri Paddock, included in your ticket price: Howard Zinn & Artivism, Tue 6 Aug. More info here


'Powerful and playful anti-war theater as told through my father’s life and words.  So needed in this time of lies.' Myla Kabat-Zinn